Metrorail Track Work This Weekend – April 24-26, 2015

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Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 24-26 with track work and service adjustments on three of six rail lines.

This weekend, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations; buses will replace trains at Greenbelt Station. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes with additional trains between Friendship Heights and NoMa-Gallaudet between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Orange Line trains will operate every 18 minutes.

Red Line

Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 20 minutes
  • Between Friendship Heights & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10-12 minutes Saturday and Sunday 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Switch replacement, joint elimination, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Red Line trains to share one track between Medical Center & Grosvenor and between Silver Spring & Forest Glen.

Orange Line

Trains every 18 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 18 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Platform rehabilitation, joint elimination, grout pad replacement, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Orange Line trains to share one track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.

Silver Line

Regular weekend service

Blue Line

Regular weekend service

Yellow Line

Regular weekend service

Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington & Fort Totten.

Green Line

Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt

Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Branch Avenue and College Park.

Stations Closed: Greenbelt

Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between College Park and Greenbelt.

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.

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