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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Metro sets March track maintenance schedule

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During weekends in March, Metro in Washington, D.C., will weld rail and replace track fasteners, track circuits and floating slabs that will help ensure more reliable Metrorail service. Customers should expect travel delays during the weekends of March 5 to 7, March 12 to 14, and March 19 to 21. 

Metro will not conduct major track maintenance during the opening of the National Cherry Blossom festival on Saturday, March 27. 

Most weeknights in March, Metro employees will replace track fasteners, weld new rail on the tracks and make repairs to concrete slabs underneath the rails and weld rail. Customers should add at least 20 to 30 minutes of additional travel time to their schedules from Sunday to Thursday nights between 8 and 9:30 p.m. to closing (midnight) on the Red, Blue and Orange lines. 

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