Metro work to impact four lines

Track work is going to cause delays on four lines, with the biggest headaches reserved once again for Red Line riders. (Yellow Line riders, you’re off the hook this time.)


(Bonnie Jo Mount)

Here’s what to expect this weekend:

Red Line

Buses will replace trains between the NoMa-Gallaudet U and Silver Spring stations from Friday at 10 p.m. through the closing of the system on Sunday night.

The Takoma, Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue stations will all be closed. The Fort Totten station will remain open to Green and Yellow Line riders.

Free shuttle buses will be available between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Silver Spring, but if you’re using a shuttle bus add at least 50 minutes to your trip.

Trains will operate between Glenmont and Silver Spring and between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Shady Grove, running every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at the usual weekend intervals at other times.

This closure is to allow for structural work, platform reconstruction, fiber optic cable insulation and other projects.

Orange Line

Trains will single-track between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations while platform reconstruction work occurs. Trains will run every 20 minutes in each direction. Expect to add at least 10 minutes to your trip.

Blue Line

Trians will single-track between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road stations to allow for repairs to concrete slabs beneath the rails. Trains will run every 20 minutes in each direction. Expect to add at least 10 minutes to your trip.

Green Line

Trains will single-track between the College Park and Greenbelt stations while track upgrades take place. Trains will run at the usual weekend times, but every other train will terminate at College Park (rather than Greenbelt). If you’re heading to or from Greenbelt, add at least 15 minutes to your trip.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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