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Metrorail Track Work July 24-26

Via WMATA, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 24-26 with track work and service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10:00 PM Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Yellow Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals except Saturday at Suitland and Branch Ave (see below). Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 24 minutes.

Red Line trains will operate every 8-16 minutes with additional trains between Friendship Heights and Rhode Island Ave between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM.

Red Line

Trains every 8-16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: trains every 16 minutes
  • Between Friendship Heights & Rhode Island Ave: every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Rail, tie and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Red Line trains to share one track between Grosvenor & Medical Center and between Fort Totten & Silver Spring.

Orange Line

Trains every 24 minutes

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

Orange Line trains will share one track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for joint elimination, rail, fastener and stud renewal for a safer ride.

Silver Line

Trains every 24 minutes

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

Silver Line trains will share one track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for joint elimination, rail, fastener and stud renewal for a safer ride.

Blue Line

Trains every 24 minutes

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

Blue Line trains will share one track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for joint elimination, rail, fastener and stud renewal for a safer ride.

Yellow Line

Regular weekend service

Yellow Line trains will operate regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten.

Green Line

Modified regular weekend service

Green Line trains will operate on Saturday as follows:

  • Between Greenbelt & Naylor Road: trains every 12 minutes (regular weekend intervals)
  • At Suitland & Branch Ave: trains will arrive and depart about every 24 minutes

Trains will operate regular Sunday intervals (every 15 minutes) between Greenbelt and Branch Ave.

Switch replacement will cause Green Line trains to share one track between Naylor Road and Branch Ave to improve instructure reliability.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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