Friday, November 4, 2011
Five stations will be closed this weekend as major track work continues.
Metro will be conducting more major track work this weekend on the Red Line. Five stations on the Red Line will be closed as Metro rebuilds track, installs ties, insulates communications cables and renovates platforms. Expect delays if you’re heading into the District. Metro recommends allowing an additional 30 minutes of travel time. Here’s how they’re operating around the track work, according to WMATA: 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday In other interesting Metro news, some stations will be receiving name changes for the June 2012 map: For future trip planning, be sure to check out Metro’s recently released major track work calendar. Metro temporarily closes stations or clusters of stations over weekends to speed up their …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Expect delays and large crowds on the Red Line.
If you’re planning on hopping the Red Line this weekend, expect delays and major maintenance work, as well as increased crowds for Halloween celebrations. Here are a few important things to know, according to WMATA: For future trip planning, be sure to check out Metro’s recently released major track work calendar. Metro temporarily closes stations or clusters of stations over weekends to speed up their maintenance work schedule.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Somerset Town Council met Monday, May 16, and focused most of its meeting on the delayed opening of the town pool.
The Somerset Town Council met Monday evening, and focused discussion on the delayed opening of the newly renovated town pool. Renovations to the pool were initially slated to be completed for a Memorial Day weekend opening, but the target date is now June 18. A sense of frustration permeated the room throughout the briefing. Mayor Jeffrey Slavin even joked at the opening that he hoped it was the final time they would have to discuss the matter at a council meeting. Councilmember Barbara Zeughauser expressed concern that this week’s weather forecast would further delay construction, and—in turn—the opening. She suggested building an igloo-like structure over the construction site. One such structure, she said, was built and used by …
Friday, April 8, 2011
A look at what you need to know about Metro this weekend.
Metro riders, you are in luck this weekend! Generally, there are no scheduled maintenance and delays on any lines Friday through Sunday. Scheduled maintenance work resumes next weekend, though, when repairs begin at the White Flint Metrorail station, and single-tracking trains will mean 20-minute delays in both directions on the Red Line between the Twinbrook and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations. Fortunately, the possibility of a federal government shutdown this weekend shouldn’t impact the Metro. Officials say in a press release that the Metro system would continue to operate on a normal schedule, although the number of cars in each train might be reduced “to match demand and conserve budget resources.”