Weekend work will affect all five Metro lines

(Jahi Chikwendiu – The Washington Post)

Metro work scheduled for this weekend will lengthen travel time on all five rail lines, while buses will replace trains on stretches of the Orange and Blue lines.

The Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations on the Orange Line will be closed to allow for platform and rail work. Shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Some buses will only stop at Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, while others will also stop at Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood.

In addition, Orange Line trains will single-track between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations due to Silver Line work.

Orange Line trains will run between Vienna and Stadium-Armory and between Cheverly and New Carrollton every 20 minutes.

On the Blue Line, buses will replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road. Blue Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory and between Benning Road and Largo Town Center.

Red Line trains will single-track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue. Trains will run between Shady Grove and Glenmont every 20 minutes, except between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; during that window, extra trains between Shady Grove and Judiciary Square will stop at stations in that stretch every 10 minutes.

Green and Yellow Line trains will share a track between L’Enfant Plaza and Mt. Vernon Square. Green Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Branch Ave and Greenbelt, while Yellow Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square.

Next weekend, the Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland and Fort Totten stops on the Red Line will be closed. After that, Metro’s weekend work will be on hold until the weekend of April 19-21.

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