Metro work will mesh with busy sports weekend

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Adam Tuss, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – This weekend is going to be a busy one for sports in the area with the Caps hosting the Rangers and the Nats hosting the Phillies.

Fans planning to take Metro to any games should be aware of planned major track work.

Every line will be affected. Four stations on the Green Line will be closed.

The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, May 4 and continue through system closing on Sunday, May 6.

Here’s a full list of the upcoming work:

  • Green Line

    Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten to allow for NTSB-recommended switch replacement. The following 4 stations will be closed:

    • Greenbelt
    • College Park
    • Prince George’s Plaza
    • West Hyattsville

  • Green Line trains will operate normally between Fort Totten and Branch Avenue. Customers using shuttle bus services should add 20 minutes to their travel time.
  • Yellow Line

    Due to Green Line track work, Yellow Line trains will operate between Mt. Vernon Square and Huntington only.

  • Red Line

    Trains will single track through two work areas:

    • Between Forest Glen and Takoma to allow for platform reconstruction at Takoma and Fort Totten stations, as well as fiber optic cable installation.
    • Between Van Ness and Dupont Circle to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as joint elimination for a smoother ride.

  • Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Farragut North and New York Avenue only, providing service every 12 minutes in the downtown core.
  • Orange Line

    Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium Armory to allow for track maintenance, insulator renewal, station dome repairs, platform tile replacement and aerial structure repairs. Trains will single track between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for testing associated with future Silver Line service. Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow 10 minutes of additional travel time.

    Note: Blue Line trains will operate two minutes before or after each Orange Line train.

  • Blue Line

    Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for track maintenance, insulator renewal, station dome repairs, platform tile replacement and aerial structure repairs. Throughout the weekend, Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.

    Note: Orange Line trains will operate 2 minutes before or after each Blue Line train.

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