Metro Track Work Gives Extra Green For The Holidays

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Metro will let the majority of its passengers enjoy the next two holiday weekends free of track work delays.

WMATA said Monday during the weekends of Dec. 22 to Dec. 23 and Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, there will be no scheduled track work on the Red, Orange, Blue or Yellow Lines.

However, the transit service could not avoid track work on the Green Line, but says it will only affect customers traveling to or from the Greenbelt Metro station.

Green Line trains will be single-tracking between Greenbelt and College Park to allow for construction of a new track to test the future 7000-series railcars.

From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of both weekends, every other train will originate and terminate at College Park, rather than Greenbelt.

Metro says Green Line trains will still function normally, at regular weekend intervals

Green Line trains will operate normally, at regular weekend intervals, between College Park and Branch Avenue.

Customers traveling to or from Greenbelt Station should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.
Regular weekend track work will resume over the weekend of January 4-6, 2013.

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