Metrorail working on four lines this weekend

January 31, 2014

Service on the Red, Blue, Orange and Yellow lines is affected by track work. (Robert Thomson – The Washington Post)

Metrorail’s rebuilding program will affect service on four lines this weekend. The Green Line will operate on its regular weekend timetable. All stations throughout the rail system will be open.

Because the trains are more widely spaced, riders should look up the exact schedules posted by Friday afternoon on Metro’s Trip Planner. While this can shorten the wait on a platform, it’s not foolproof. Metro trains are subject to the same delays on weekends that riders face on weekdays.

Here’s a line by line look at the schedule changes for 10 p.m. Friday through midnight Sunday.

Red Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Farragut North and Van Ness stations. Trains are scheduled to leave the ends of the line at Shady Grove and Glenmont every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, extra trains will be in service between Farragut North and Silver Spring. In that zone, trains are scheduled to reach platforms every 12 minutes.

Orange Line. The platform reconstruction will continue at Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood. Trains are scheduled to operate every 24 minutes all along the line.

Blue Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Pentagon City and Arlington Cemetery. Trains are scheduled to operate every 24 minutes.

Yellow Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Pentagon City and L’Enfant Plaza. The trains are scheduled to operate every 24 minutes. They will end their northbound trips at Mount Vernon Square, rather than at Fort Totten. To continue past Mount Vernon Square, transfer to the Green Line.

Ask Metro
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles is scheduled to join me for my weekly online discussion at noon Monday. I plan to ask several questions, but most of the questions and comments will come from you. You can submit them now via this link, then use the same link to join the chat on Monday.

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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