Limited Metro track work Easter weekend, expanded DC Circulator hours and Capital Bikeshare service

WASHINGTON — As the cherry blossoms get closer to peak bloom, Metro has limited track work scheduled for Easter weekend.

The track work that is scheduled is after 10 p.m. each night, similar to Metro’s new consistent weeknight track work policy.

The scheduled work includes the Silver Line only running between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston late Saturday and Sunday nights, with the Orange Line single-tracking between Clarendon and Ballston.

Capitals fans leaving Friday night’s game should also be aware of single-tracking between Judiciary Square and Union Station.

Since it is a major holiday travel weekend, Metrobus reminded riders that the B30 between BWI-Marshall Airport and Greenbelt now only runs Monday through Friday.

The MARC Penn Line runs limited trains on weekends between Baltimore, BWI Marshall and Union Station.

At and around Reagan National Airport, travelers who do not take Metro should watch for traffic backups due to a long-term construction project.

The Metrorail system runs 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.

DC Circulator

Separately, this weekend marks the start of DDOT’s expanded summer hours for the DC Circulator’s Potomac Avenue-Skyland via Barracks Row and Union Station-Navy Yard routes.

From Sunday through the end of September, the two routes will run 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

On days when the Washington Nationals play a home game that starts at 4:05 p.m. or later, the Union Station-Navy Yard route will run until midnight.

On Sundays, when the Nationals play at home, the Union Station-Navy Yard route runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The National Mall route began summer hours March 19. That route runs 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays under summer hours and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare also shifts into summer travel mode this week.

Starting Monday, weekday commuter corral service that ensures there is a place to dock a bike between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. returns at 13th St. and New York Avenue NW, Farragut Square, and 4th Street & C Street NW.

This weekend, there will also be corral service at 14th Street and Jefferson Drive SW near the Washington Monument for cherry blossom visitors and tourists from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For the Nationals’ 1:05 p.m. home opener on Thursday against the New York Mets, Capital Bikeshare will also have corral service at 1st Street and N Street NE from 12:05 p.m. until 30 minutes after the end of the game.

In Baltimore, the Maryland Transit Administration is encouraging Orioles fans to take light rail to home games at Camden Yards.

The Orioles host the Minnesota Twins on Saturday and Sunday.

DASH changes around King Street Metro

In Alexandria, construction to change the bus bays and kiss and ride space at the King Street Metro due to start later this spring is triggering changes to numerous DASH Bus schedules.

The construction could add a few minutes to trips on the AT2, AT2X, AT3, AT4, AT5, AT6, AT7, AT8 and AT9.

The biggest changes add up to 10 minutes to AT9 trips toward King Street from the Mark Center.


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