Tuesday, December 29, 2009

WMATA sets January weekend track maintenance schedule

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In January, in addition to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday weekend closure of the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail station on the Red Line, Metro in Washington, D.C., will replace fasteners, make tunnel repairs, and make repairs to a rail switch that will help ensure reliable Metrorail service. Customers should expect travel delays during the weekends of Jan. 8 to 10, Jan. 15 to 18, and Jan. 29 to Jan. 31.





Jan. 8-10. 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace rail fasteners and make tunnel repairs. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend. 

This portion of work on the Red Line between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations is part of a larger multi-year Red Line rehabilitation project that will run through 2013. 



Blue Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will conduct switch maintenance at the Largo Town Center Metrorail station Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 15-18.



The Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail station on the Red Line will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, through closing (midnight) on Monday, Jan. 18, while Metro undertakes a major track rehabilitation project between the White Flint and Medical Center Metrorail stations throughout the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5 a.m. 

Throughout the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Red Line trains will be split in two sections, the first between the Shady Grove and White Flint Metrorail stations, and the second between the Medical Center and Glenmont Metrorail stations. 



Jan. 29-31 

Red Line Metrorail customers traveling between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will again replace rail fasteners that stabilize tracks and make tunnel repairs.

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