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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Metro to close Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery stations on holiday weekend

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Throughout the Presidents Day Holiday weekend, the Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed and the Arlington Cemetery Metrorail station on the Blue Line (station closes at 7 p.m. nightly during the winter months) will also be closed from 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 to closing, Monday, Feb. 15, while Metro undertakes a major track rehabilitation project. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 a.m.

During the Presidents Day Holiday weekend, Metro will install two new rail switches at the Rosslyn Metrorail station. In addition to the installation of new rail switches at the Rosslyn station, Metro will replace several hundred feet of rail, 300 track fasteners, 300 anchor bolts, repair 30 water leaks, replace 550 tunnel lights for safety, clean third rail insulators and cover boards and make track circuit.

Metro's Emergency Management office is also taking advantage of the station closures and has arranged to conduct an emergency drill inside the closed Rosslyn Metrorail station in conjunction with Arlington County and the District of Columbia, on Saturday, Feb. 13. 

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