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Metro to Suspend Track Work During Cherry Blossom Season

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File photo of Metro station. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

File photo of Metro station. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The seemingly endless Metro track work will be taking an extended break during the upcoming Cherry Blossom season.

Metro will suspend all weekend track work for four weeks to accommodate the large volume of people traveling downtown during Washington’s busy Cherry Blossom season, according to general manager Richard Sarles.

“While the weekend work is necessary to rebuild the system’s infrastructure, we are in a position to take a few weekends off to allow the region’s residents and tourists to enjoy the season,” Sarles said. “Taking Metrorail is the best way to get to and from the National Mall during this busy time of year.”

The break in track work will begin March 22 and continue through April 13, and during that time trains will run at regular weekend intervals on all lines.

Metro also will run more eight-car trains than normal to provide additional capacity.

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