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Metro's weekend schedule

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Deterioration along the platform at Rockville Station. (WMATA)


Here's a rundown on the weekend work that will cause delays on Metrorail for the rest of this month, but none of it will be as disruptive as the big Labor Day weekend project that will close five stations on the eastern Red Line. The Post's Ann Scott Tyson is planning a Commuter page feature explaining the project and outlining travelers' options for the long weekend. If you have a question about the upcoming Red Line work or a comment, send it to her at tysona@washpost.com.

Aug. 20-22
Red Line: Add at least half an hour to a trip between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from 10 p.m. Friday through the midnight closing on Sunday. Workers will be repairing the platform at Rockville as part of Metro's Red Line rehabilitation program.

Add at least 20 minutes to a trip between New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday through the midnight closing Sunday. Work continues on maintaining a portion of the elevated tracks near Rhode Island Avenue.

Blue/Yellow lines: Add at least half an hour to a trip between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street or between Braddock Road and Huntington from 10 p.m. Friday through the midnight close Sunday. Metro will be replacing cross-ties and welding rail.

Aug. 27-29
Red Line: Once again, workers will be repairing the Rockville platform. So add at least half an hour to a trip between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from 10 p.m. Friday through the Sunday closing.

Work also continues on the elevated structure near Rhode Island Avenue. Add at least 20 minutes between New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue stations from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday's closing.

Blue Line: Add at least half an hour to a trip between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road between 10 p.m. Friday and the Sunday closing. Crews will be replacing concrete slabs under the rails.

Add 20 minutes to a trip between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday or between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Workers will be trimming weeds along the tracks.

Green Line: Add 20 minutes between Greenbelt and College Park from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Workers will be welding new rail.

Travel tips
-- Remember the Aug. 27-29 schedule if you are planning to take the train to Navy Yard Station for a game at Nationals Park. That's the one weekend the baseball team is in town the rest of this month. The Nats also will be on the road during the Labor Day weekend disruptions on the Red Line. [1995hoo points out that the Nats are back in town for Labor Day Monday. It's a 1:05 p.m. start.]
-- DC United fans should note the schedule for Sunday, Aug. 22, when the soccer team is home for a 2 p.m. game at RFK Stadium. DC United also is scheduled to play at home on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m., during the Labor Day weekend disruption on the Red Line.
-- Metro's Trip Planner, which is normally a great help in planning a transit trip across the D.C. region, doesn't take into account these weekend disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  | August 16, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  Metro  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Comments

Regarding Labor Day weekend: The Nationals will be home on Labor Day itself (Monday) for a 1:05 PM game against the Mets, though they're on the road for the other days that weekend.

Posted by: 1995hoo | August 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

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