Friday, May 07, 2010

Metrorail schedules track work May 7-9

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Customers in the Washington, D.C., area can expect lengthy delays of up to 30 minutes May 7-9 as old track components are replaced on the Red and Orange lines, causing inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track on portions of the rail system. 





Metrorail customers traveling between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and Medical Center Metrorail stations should expect lengthy delays this weekend and should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace aging rail fasteners with new ones to stabilize tracks in that area of the Red Line. Trains will share one track between these locations from 10 p.m., May 7, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, May 9. 



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 be conducting maintenance on a portion of elevated tracks that cross a bridge outside the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail station. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend.

Orange Line 

Metrorail customers traveling between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will be replacing old crossties with new ties and welding new rail on the tracks in that area. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend. 



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