Metrorail Track Work This Weekend – October 24-26, 2014

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 24-26 with track work beginning at 10 p.m. TONIGHT (Friday) through closing Sunday.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at three stations: Greenbelt, Landover and New Carollton stations (see below).

Red Line trains will operate every 24 minutes with additional trains providing service about every 12 minutes between Medical Center and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.

Red Line

Trains every 12-24 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend (10PM Fri – Closing Sun):

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 24 minutes
  • Between Medical Center & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 12 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Track, rail tie, insulator renewal & joint elimination between Medical Center & Grosvenor and Takoma & Forest Glen.

Orange Line

Regular weekend service EXCEPT on Saturday at Landover & New Carrollton only

On Saturday, Orange Line trains will operate:

  • Between Cheverly and Vienna at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
  • At Landover and New Carrollton only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM

On Sunday, Orange Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

Work Performed: Rail tie, fastener, and joint elimination between Cheverly and New Carrollton.

Silver Line

Regular weekend service

Blue Line

Regular weekend service; extra trains on Sunday

Additional trains will operate every 8 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory from 5 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for riders traveling to/from the Marine Corps Marathon.

Yellow Line

Regular weekend service

Green Line

Regular weekend service EXCEPT at Greenbelt Station on Saturday and Sunday (Buses replace trains at Greenbelt only)

On Saturday and Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park. Riders using shuttle bus service should allow 15 minutes additional travel time.

Green Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave.

Station Closed: Greenbelt

Work Performed: Continued construction of a new test track to accept Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars

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