Metro’s Red Line will return to automatic train operation on Monday, The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Thursday.
Metro says weekend work will largely impact riders on the red and orange lines.
Metro officials plan to close three red line stations in Bethesda for 14 weekends in 2016 to repair persistent leaks in the tunnels and to avoid a long-term shutdown of the red line that had been feared.
Five years after the catastrophic Metro Red Line crash that left nine people dead and dozens more injured, the transit system will once again be using computer-driven trains, according to a report from The Washington Post.
Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative.
Maryland officials say initial federal funding for two light rail projects puts the state in a strong position to build the major projects in the Washington suburbs and the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Metro service adjustments on the Red, Orange and Blue lines will go into effect beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night.
Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend and through Veterans Day, which is Monday.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of Iran’s foreign policy and national security parliamentary committee, said that uranium enrichment is a “red line” in negotiations with Tehran, and dismissed threats against Iranian research facilities.
Metro has agreed to settle a lawsuit against its insurance broker that stemmed from the 2009 red line crash that killed nine people.