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Metro Track Work This Weekend – April 17-19, 2015

Now that the Cherry Blossom Festival events are over, Metro is back to doing weekend track work. This weekend, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 17-19 with schedule adjustments on two of six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular intervals. On Saturday, Greenbelt Station will be closed; however, Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations. Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals on Sunday. Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring during daytime hours.

Red Line

Trains every 8-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 15 minutes
  • Between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: every 8-10 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Ballast regulating, joint elimination, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Red Line trains to share one track between Twinbrook & Shady Grove.

Orange Line

Regular weekend service

Work Performed: Platform rehabilitation and rail renewal for a safer ride will cause Orange Line trains to share one track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. This work is not expected to affect train schedules.

Silver Line

Regular weekend service

Blue Line

Regular weekend service

Yellow Line

Regular weekend service

Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington & Fort Totten.

Work Performed: Landscape work will cause Yellow Line trains to share one track at Huntington station.

Green Line

Buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station only on Saturday 

Saturday, April 18

  • Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Branch Avenue and College Park.
  • Greenbelt Station will be closed. Free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt and College Park stations.
  • Riders traveling to or from Greenbelt Station should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.

Work Performed: Continued construction of a new test track located between College Park and Greenbelt to accept Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars.

Sunday, April 19 – Regular weekend service. On Sunday, passengers at Greenbelt will board all trains on the Branch Avenue side of the platform from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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