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Metro this weekend: Ongoing track work and first Saturday of parking fees

WTOP/Dave Dildine

WASHINGTON — Orange Line riders in Virginia face the largest scheduled track work disruption this weekend, with trains scheduled every 30 minutes on the first weekend that Metro is charging parking fees on Saturdays.

It is also the final scheduled weekend of ongoing Red Line single-tracking for water seal work.

Across the system, Saturday is the first weekend day that riders will be required to pay to park at Metro-operated garages other than Wiehle-Reston East.

The Saturday parking fee of $2 is technically authorized for six months but could be extended.

At a number of stations, people who park without riding the rail system, pay with a credit card, or pay with a SmarTrip card that was not just used to ride the rail system will pay the full weekday non-rider fee.

Those fees of $8.70 to $10 apply at Branch Ave., Dunn Loring, Franconia-Springfield, Greenbelt, Huntington, Largo Town Center, Minnesota Ave., New Carrollton, Rhode Island Ave., Rockville, Suitland, Twinbrook and White Flint.

Orange Line

Orange Line trains are scheduled to single-track between Vienna and West Falls Church.

The last Orange Line train toward New Carrollton will leave 16 minutes earlier than usual.

From East Falls Church to New Carrollton, Silver Line trains are scheduled at least once every 15 minutes. (To compensate for the Orange Line work, Silver Line trains will run between Wiehle-Reston East and New Carrollton this weekend rather than between Reston and Largo Town Center.)

Blue and Silver Line trains are scheduled every 15 minutes each.

Red Line

On the Red Line, trains are scheduled every 24 minutes, with some additional service between Farragut North and Glenmont between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day.

The work to seal parts of the tunnels between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor-Strathmore as part of a pilot program is scheduled to wrap up next Thursday night, after months of near-constant night and weekend single-tracking.

Green and Yellow Lines

Yellow Line weekend service is again reduced to only run between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square.

Yellow Line trains are scheduled every 15 minutes.

The Green Line is scheduled every 20 minutes with single-tracking between Georgia Avenue-Petworth and Fort Totten.

 


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