Wednesday, September 02, 2009

WMATA Labor Day weekend track work to close three stations

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Weekend track work will close three Blue and Yellow Line Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia throughout the Labor Day weekend. 

The Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations will be closed from 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, to closing, (midnight) Monday, Sept. 7. These stations will reopen at 5 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

Metrorail riders in Virginia who are planning to ride the Blue or Yellow lines will need to transfer to a free shuttle bus if they want to pass through Pentagon City, Crystal City or the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations because Metro officials will be conducting track work between the Pentagon and Braddock Road Metrorail stations throughout the holiday weekend. Regular service will resume when the Metrorail system opens on Tuesday morning, Sept. 8. 



 

Metro will replace the entire rail interlocking (four switches) at the Pentagon City Metrorail station, replace 2,000 feet of rail, 735 ties, perform concrete and deck joint repairs along the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail station aerial structure, and conduct fire line.

The Blue Line will operate between the Largo Town Center and Pentagon Metrorail stations, and between the Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Road Metrorail stations. 

The Yellow Line will operate between the Greenbelt and Pentagon Metrorail stations and between the Huntington and Braddock Road Metrorail stations.

At the Pentagon Metrorail station from 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4., to closing (midnight) on Monday, Sept. 7., all Blue Line trains from the Largo Town Center Metrorail station will operate into the upper level of the station and all Yellow Line trains from the Greenbelt Metrorail station will operate into the lower level of the station. 



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