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Saturday, August 28, 2010


Metrorail work will slow weekend travel

Maintenance work on the Red, Blue and Green lines will complicate Metro rides this weekend, even as riders deal with crowds headed to rallies and marches around the Mall and the Nationals games this weekend.

Red Line

Trains will share one track between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations through closing Sunday night. Crews will be repairing the platform at Rockville Station. Add at least 30 minutes.

Blue Line

-- Trains will be single-tracking between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road stations through the Sunday close as crews replace concrete slabs beneath the rails. Add at least 30 minutes. From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, every other Blue Line train traveling toward Largo Town Center will terminate at Stadium-Armory and return to Huntington or Franconia-Springfield stations.

-- Trains will be single-tracking between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn stations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday as Metro trims weeds along the tracks. Add at least 30 minutes. During these times, all Blue Line trains will be rerouted to operate between Largo and Huntington. If you use Franconia or Van Dorn, you'll need to take a Blue Line "shuttle train" to the King Street Station and catch another Blue or Yellow line train headed toward Washington. The shuttle will run about every 18 minutes Saturday from Franconia to King Street and about every 15 minutes Sunday.

Green Line

-- Trains will be single-tracking between the Greenbelt and College Park stations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as crews weld new rails. Add at least 20 minutes.

-- Staff reports

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