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Metro To ‘Spring Forward,’ Weekend Work Will Affect All Lines

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)- Metro track work on the red, orange, green, yellow and blue lines will affect weekend riders.

Daylight saving time, which begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, will also affect late-night riders. Metrorail is open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, but the clock will “spring forward” on Sunday at 2 a.m. Therefore, the system will shut down an hour earlier than usual. Customers should expect the last trains of the evening to move through stations between 1 and 2 a.m Sunday.

The weekend schedule will begin Friday at 10 p.m. and continue through closing on Sunday.

On the red line, trains will single track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue. An extra 15 minutes of travel time should be allotted.

Green and yellow line trains will single track between L’Enfant Plaza and Mt Vernon Square to allow for track maintenance and ceiling tile replacement, causing 10-minute delays.

Shuttle buses will replace orange line trains between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations to allow for platform reconstruction, rail joint and fastener renewal, grout pad rehabilitation and communication system upgrades. Riders should allot an extra 20 to 30 minutes of travel time. The Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed.

Shuttle buses will replace blue line trains between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road to allow for platform reconstruction, rail joint and fastener renewal, grout pad rehabilitation and communication system upgrades. Customers using shuttle buses to travel through the work zone should add up to 15 minutes to their travel time.

Riders may check exact travel times on Metro’s website.

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