The transit authority announced on Friday that it has cancelled the Green Line work scheduled for this weekend because of concerns about the storm forecast for Saturday. The Greenbelt Metrorail station will be open, and the Green Line trains will operate on their regular weekend schedule.
Metro’s original plan called for shutting the Greenbelt rail station on Saturday and Sunday and using shuttle buses to transport passengers between the College Park and Greenbelt stations. Meanwhile, crews were to work on a test track being prepared for the new Metrorail cars.
Work plans are still on for the Red, Orange and Blue lines, starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through the rail system’s midnight closing Sunday.
Red Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Twinbrook and Grosvenor and also between Forest Glen and Glenmont. Trains are scheduled to leave the ends of the line at Shady Grove and Glenmont every 20 minutes. More trains will be in service between Grosvenor and Silver Spring from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In that zone, trains should reach platforms every 10 minutes.
Orange/Blue lines. Crews will work on the bridge outside the Stadium-Armory station. Trains are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.
Each Friday, Metro incorporates the weekend schedule into its online Trip Planner. Check Trip Planner before going to the station so you can minimize the amount of time you spend waiting on the platform.
See also the Capital Weather Gang forecast for this weekend.