Potomac Yard Metro station’s opening is delayed at least five months

The opening of the Potomac Yard Metrorail station will be pushed back by at least five months, Metro announced Monday, and the transit agency is taking responsibility for the delay.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority notified the city of Alexandria before its Monday afternoon announcement of the delay, which pushes back the infill station’s anticipated opening from April 2022 to the fall. Metro blamed the delay on a safety issue with the original design of automatic train control systems, which is supposed to maintain a safe distance between trains.

“The need to redesign the ATC system is the result of project management decisions for which Metro is accountable,” the transit authority said in an announcement. “Metro is working with the contractor to reduce delays in the project schedule and ensure system safety.”

The Potomac Yard station, a project Alexandria has worked toward for 25 years, will be located between the existing Braddock Road and Ronald Reagan Washington…

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