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Metrorail Track Work This Weekend: August 21-23, 2015

Via WMATA, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 21-23 with 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 every 15 minutes and Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes.

From 12:01 AM Saturday through closing Sunday, buses replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market & Cheverly and Silver & Blue line trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road. Potomac Ave, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed. Trains outside the work area will operate every 15-16 minutes.

Red Line

Trains every 20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend

Rail, tie and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Red Line trains to share one track between Van Ness & Friendship Heights and between Judiciary Square & Rhode Island Ave.

Orange Line

Buses replace trains between Eastern Market & Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Vienna & Eastern Market: trains every 15 minutes
  • Between Cheverly & New Carrollton: trains every 15 minutes

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market and Cheverly. During this time, Potomac Ave, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed. Free shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Orange Express buses will operate between Eastern Market and New Carrollton stations with no intermediate stops. Please add up to 35 minutes of travel time.
  • Orange Local buses will operate between Eastern Market and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Potomac Ave, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 12-15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Travel Tips to/from Landover:

  • To Downtown DC/Virginia: take Metrorail to New Carrollton and board an Orange Line Express shuttle bus to Eastern Market.
  • To Deanwood, Minnesota Ave, Stadium-Armory or Potomac Ave: take Metrorail to Cheverly and board an Orange Line Local shuttle bus.

Last Train Times: The last westbound train of the night from New Carrollton will depart at its regular time. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last Orange Line train will leave New Carrollton at 1:48 a.m. en route to Cheverly. The last westbound Orange Line train will depart Eastern Market at 2:53 a.m. On Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 10:48 p.m. and depart Eastern Market at 11:53 p.m.

Work Performed: Rail and fastener renewal, grout pad, deck joint, bridge and platform rehabilitation between Eastern Market and Cheverly stations.

Silver Line

Buses replace trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road

Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East & Eastern Market every 15 minutes. Train service between Benning Road & Largo Town Center will operate as a Blue Line every 16 minutes. 

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Silver Line trains between Eastern Market and Benning Road. During this time, Potomac Ave and Stadium-Armory stations will be closed.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Eastern Market and Benning Road with intermediate stops at Potomac Ave and Stadium-Armory. Please allow 10-12 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Time Changes: To allow for shuttle bus connections, on Friday and Saturday nights, the last westbound train will leave Largo Town Center (as a Blue Line) at 2:00 a.m. en route to Benning Road. The last westbound Silver Line train will depart Eastern Market at 2:44 a.m.

On Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center (as a Blue Line) at 11:00 p.m. en route to Benning Road. The last westbound Silver Line train will depart Eastern Market at 11:44 p.m.

Work Performed: Rail and fastener renewal, grout pad, deck joint, bridge and platform rehabilitation between Eastern Market and Cheverly stations.

Blue Line

Buses replace trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Eastern Market: trains every 15 minutes
  • Between Benning Road & Largo Town Center: trains every 16 minutes

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Blue Line trains between Eastern Market and Benning Road. During this time, Potomac Ave and Stadium-Armory stations will be closed.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Eastern Market and Benning Road with intermediate stops at Potomac Ave and Stadium-Armory. Please allow 10-12 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Time ChangesTo allow for shuttle bus connections, On Friday and Saturday nights, the last westbound train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:00 a.m. en route to Benning Road. The last westbound Blue Line train will depart Eastern Market at 2:37 a.m. On Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:00 p.m. and depart Eastern Market at 11:37 p.m.

Work Performed: Rail and fastener renewal, grout pad, deck joint, bridge and platform rehabilitation between Eastern Market and Cheverly stations.

Yellow Line

Regular weekend service

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

Green Line

Trains every 15 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 15 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Rail tie renewal and joint elimination for a safer ride will cause trains to share one track between Naylor Road and Branch Ave stations.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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