The weekend of Jan. 15-18, Metro in Washington, D.C., will close the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail station on the Red Line while maintenance crews conduct a track overhaul between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations. Customers using the Red Line in this area should add 40 minutes to their travel plans to transfer to a free shuttle bus to get past the affected work area. Throughout the weekend, extra Metro employees will be on hand to guide customers to connecting shuttle buses.
Regular service on the Red
Line at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail station will resume when the
Metrorail system opens on Tuesday morning, Jan. 19. During the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Holiday weekend, Metro will rebuild the trackbed, which means workers
will replace 1,400 feet of rail, 310 ties, 200 tons of ballast, 300 track
fasteners, 600 anchor bolts, repair 200 feet of grout pads on the aerial
structure and make track circuit upgrades between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and
Medical Center Metrorail stations. In addition, workers will repair 60 to 80
water leaks in the tunnels and stations and replace 300 tunnel lights for
A portion of this work on
the Red Line is part of a larger, multi-year Red Line rehabilitation project
that will run through 2013.
As a result of this weekend’s
track maintenance, the last Red Line trains departing the Shady Grove and
Medical Center Metrorail stations for the Glenmont Metrorail station will leave
30 minutes earlier than usual. This will allow customers to connect to the free
shuttle buses and to the last train departing the Medical Center Metrorail
station to the Glenmont Metrorail stations.