Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Metro sets July weekend, weeknight track maintenance schedule

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Metro sets July weekend, weeknight track maintenance schedule | Railway Track & Structures

In July, Metro will replace rail switches at the Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines and conduct major track work to maintain a state of good repair on all five of Metro's rail lines. All of July's weekend projects will impact travel times and cause delays. However, there will be no track maintenance during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend. 



Friday, July 9, to Sunday, July 11. 

Orange and Blue Lines - Metrorail customers traveling between the Court House and Foggy Bottom Metrorail stations on the Orange Line, and between the Arlington Cemetery and Foggy Bottom Metrorail stations on the Blue Line should add at least 40 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace a rail switch at the Rosslyn Metrorail station. Trains will share track between these locations the entire weekend. 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will make necessary repairs to the deteriorated platform at the Rockville Metrorail station to return it to a state of good repair. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend. Metrorail customers traveling between the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will conduct maintenance on a portion of elevated tracks that cross a bridge outside the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail station.

Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18. 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will make necessary repairs to the deteriorated platform at the Rockville Metrorail station to return it to a state of good repair. Metrorail customers traveling between the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will conduct necessary maintenance on a portion of elevated tracks that cross a bridge outside the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail station. 

 Metrorail customers traveling between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Metrorail stations on the Blue Line and between the Braddock Road and Huntington Metrorail stations on the Yellow Line should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace old crossties and weld rail in that area of the Blue Line.



Friday, July 23, to Sunday, July 25. 

Blue Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time to allow Metro to replace concrete slabs underneath the rails. 

Green Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will weld new rail on the tracks in that area.



Friday, July 30, to Sunday, August 1. 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will make necessary repairs to the deteriorated platform at the Rockville Metrorail station to return it to a state of good repair. 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will conduct necessary maintenance on a portion of elevated tracks that cross a bridge outside the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail station. Metrorail customers traveling between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Metrorail stations on the Blue Line and between the Braddock Road and Huntington Metrorail stations on the Yellow Line should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace old crossties and weld new rail in that area of the Blue Line.

Customers should add 20 to 30 minutes for weeknight travel in July while Metro works to maintain a state of good repair on the rails. On most weeknights in July, Metro employees will replace track fasteners, cross ties, weld new rail on the tracks, make repairs to concrete slabs underneath the rails and make station platform repairs.

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