Metrorail Weekend Track Work – May 30-June 1

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Metrorail

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of May 30-June 1, 2014 with scheduled weekend track work beginning at 10:00 PM Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Red Line trains will run every 15 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours. Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes, trains on the Blue and Yellow lines will run every 20 minutes, and Green Line trains will run every 16 minutes.

Red Line

Trains every 10-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Van Ness & NoMa-Gallaudet: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Insulator and fastener renewal, and fence and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue; floating slab rehabilitation between Van Ness and Friendship Heights.

Orange Line

Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure including rail tie, fastener, and insulator renewal between East Falls Church and West Falls Church; platform reconstruction between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.

Blue Line

Trains every 20 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Improvements to infrastructure including grout pad replacement, rail fastener renewal, communications upgrades and switch installation between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Green Line

Trains every 16 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Rail joint elimination and communication cable replacement between Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza.

Yellow Line

Trains every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq

Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.  All trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq, rather than Fort Totten.  If you are traveling to or from a station north of Mt Vernon Sq, use a Green Line train to complete your trip.

Work Performed: Improvements to infrastructure including grout pad replacement, rail fastener renewal, communications upgrades and switch installation between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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