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Posted at 5:40 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Shady Grove platform restored

By Robert Thomson

The Metrorail platform at Shady Grove is in full use again, following completion of the month-long first phase of a repair project that had restricted use of the platform to a single side, the transit authority announced.

Workers have now replaced deteriorated sections of the platform edges with new concrete. In the next phase, set for this spring, they will return to replace the platform tiles.

The project, part of a long-term rehabilitation program for the Red Line through 2013, started Dec. 17. During this phase, one side of the station platform was closed to create a work zone. The transit authority said the project was timed to coincide with a relatively lighter season for ridership. Still, many riders who are used to spreading out and using both sides of the platform at this end of the line station found the restrictions inconvenient.

Metro said it expedited the work schedule and was able to finish this phase three days early.

By Robert Thomson  | January 28, 2011; 5:40 PM ET
Categories:  Metro, Red Line  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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