Friday, April 26, 2013
Metro will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday for the Nike Women Half Marathon.
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains this weekend between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Takoma stations, according to a Metro news statement. The service changes will allow for bridge work at New York Avenue Station, and for tie replacement, insulator renewal and communication system upgrades. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and continuing through closing on Sunday, two stations will be closed: Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland. Also, the Fort Totten Station will be open for Green and Yellow Line service only. Trains will operate between Glenmont and Takoma and between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Free shuttle buses will operate on two …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The weekend track work schedule picks up again this weekend.
Metro's track work-free weekends of cherry blossom time are over. This weekend—from 10 p.m. on Friday, April 19, through closing on Sunday, April 21—Red Line trains will be replaced by free shuttle buses between Gallery Place and Union Station "as workers install 600 feet of new lighting fixtures between the tracks at Judiciary Square Station. ... Rail service must be suspended because the light fixtures are located within inches of both third rails," Metro reported on its website. The Judiciary Square Station will be closed all weekend, and trains will run between Glenmont and Union Station every 10 minutes during daytime hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Between Shady Grove and Farragut North, trains will run every …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Schedule extra time for your trip into Washington, DC this weekend.
Metro riders are being asked to tack on extra time to their commute this weekend, when trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness to allow for repair work. Trains will also single-track between Takoma and Rhode Island Avenue, Metro reported on its website. Red Line trains will single track in the two work zones starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and continuing through closing on Sunday. During the weekend, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes in each direction. On Saturday and Sunday, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., extra trains will be added between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet, so that trains will run about every 12 minutes between those stations, Metro added. Metro advised passengers…
Friday, January 25, 2013
This weekend's scheduled track work on the Red Line will end at noon on Sunday.
Red Line trains will single track between the Farragut North and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations this weekend, from 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, through noon on Sunday, Jan. 27, Metro reported on its website. During this time, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Additional trains will run between Shady Grove and Farragut North between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and between 9 a.m. and noon on Sunday, providing service about every 10 minutes between those stations, Metro added. "Customers should add about 10 minutes to their travel time while track work is in effect," Metro reported. Read more about this weekend's scheduled track work at Metro's website.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Buses replace trains between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights this weekend.
Buses will replace Red Line trains between the Grosvenor and Friendship Heights Metrorail stations this weekend—between 10 p.m. on Friday and closing on Sunday, according to Metro's website. The track closure will "allow for rail renewal/replacement, structural repairs, tunnel leak mitigation and related improvements," Metro reported. The Medical Center and Bethesda stations will be closed, and Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Shady Grove and Grosvenor, and between Friendship Heights and Glenmont. "On each segment, trains will operate every 10 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 30 minutes of additional …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Red Line trains will single-track through Farragut North.
Planning on hopping the Red Line this weekend? Here’s a few things you need to know, according to WMATA:
Friday, November 18, 2011
Expect delays on the Red Line.
Planning on hopping the Red Line this weekend? Here’s a few things to know, according to WMATA:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Expect delays on the other side of the Red Line.
If you’re planning on hopping the Red Line this weekend, here’s 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.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Plan ahead if you're catching the Red Line this weekend.
If you’re planning on taking the Red Line this weekend, expect delays. Buses will be replacing Metro trains between Bethesda and Rockville as part of WMATA’s new initiative to speed up maintenance and safety work. As part of the initiative, WMATA will be closing certain stations as an alternative to single-tracking trains through work zones. The transit agency says this will help accelerate repair work and lessen delays outside of work zones. “This approach allows work to proceed on a faster timetable and to preserve normal or near-normal weekend service levels elsewhere on your rail line,” a Metro statement read. Here’s what you need to know about Red Line station closures this weekend: If you're taking the shuttles, keep Bethesda Patch …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Expect more delays on the Red Line.
If you’re planning on hopping the Red Line this weekend, expect more delays and more maintenance work. Here’s a few important things to know, according to WMATA: Remember, next weekend, August 6-7, buses will be replacing trains between Bethesda and Rockville as part of a new approach Metro is taking to accelerate maintenance work. Plan ahead using Metro’s major weekend track work schedule.