Metro working on all lines this weekend


All stations will be open this weekend, but because the trains will be spaced farther apart, it’s a good idea to check the schedule. (Robert Thomson/The Washington Post)

The work schedule on Metrorail for this weekend is extensive, but all stations will be open. The plan puts more space between trains on all lines, starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing to the rail system’s close at midnight Sunday.

The Capital Weather Gang forecast for the weekend shows temperatures no higher than the mid-30s during the day and considerably lower at night. Each Friday, Metro updates its online Trip Planner to take account of the weekend disruptions. Checking the train arrival times can help reduce your wait on the platforms.

Red Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Farragut North and Van Ness. Trains will leave the ends of the line at Shady Grove and Glenmont every 24 minutes, according to Metro’s schedule. More trains will be in service between Farragut North and NoMa-Gallaudet, so trains should reach platforms in that zone every 12 to 14 minutes between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Orange Line. The platform reconstruction at Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood continues. Trains will operate every 20 minutes all along the line.

Blue Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Pentagon City and Reagan National Airport. Trains will operate every 20 minutes.

Yellow Line. Same work as on the Blue Line. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square. (On weekends, Yellow Line trains normally would continue north to Fort Totten. To travel beyond Mount Vernon Square, wait on the same side of the platform for a Green Line train in the direction of Greenbelt.)

Green Line. Crews will work on the tracks and tunnel between Georgia Avenue-Petworth and U Street. Trains will operate every 16 minutes.

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.
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