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Trackwork to cause delays on Metrorail April 30-May 2

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February 14, 2001 Washington, D.C.-area Metrorail customers can expect lengthy delays of up to 30 minutes April 30 to May 2 as old track components are replaced on the Blue and Yellow lines. Inbound and outbound trains will take turns sharing one track on portions of the rail system while the work is taking place.



Metrorail customers
traveling between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Metrorail stations on the Blue
Line and between the Braddock Road and Huntington Metrorail stations on the
Yellow Line should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro
will be replacing crossties and welding new rail in place in that area. Trains
will share one track between these locations from Friday, April 30 at 10 p.m.
to closing (midnight) on Sunday, May 2. 



Customers on the Green Line
experienced delays the morning of April 30 due to a piece of track equipment
that broke down at 4:30 a.m. near the West Hyattsville Metrorail station. 

Trains
were single-tracking between the Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza
Metrorail stations until the piece of equipment could be moved off the tracks. 

The
equipment that broke down is a track tamper that was returning to the Greenbelt
rail yard when its axle broke, causing the equipment to halt. There were no
injuries. 



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