Weekend Metro Guide: Track Work to Impact Red & Orange Lines

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Metro riders can expect delays this weekend as track work resumes along the Red and Orange lines.

Work is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through Sunday night as a part of the ongoing six-year, $5 billion Capital Improvement Program.

The following construction will take place:

Red Line

The trains will operate in two segments: between the Shady Grove and Grosvenor stations as well as the Friendship Heights and Glenmont stations.

Buses will replace trains between the Grosvenor and Friendship Heights stations.

Metro says customers should allow for 30 minutes of additional travel time.

Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, trains will operate every 10 minutes. Trains will operate at regular weekend intervals at all other times.

On Friday and Saturday, the last Red Line train originating at Shady Grove will depart the station at 1:58 a.m., 32 minutes earlier than normal. On Sunday, the final train will depart at 10:58 p.m.

Orange Line

Orange Line trains will single track between the East Falls Church and Ballston stations as well as between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations for platform reconstruction.

Metro says trains on the Orange Line will operate every 24 minutes.

Customers should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time.

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