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Alert for Weekend Metro Riders

From Dr. Gridlock: Metro has posted its latest advisory on the service disruptions that will occur this weekend during track work on the Blue and Red lines and rail car testing on the Green Line, so I thought I'd share those. We always try to publish some of this in The Post, but I can give you more detail here. Looks like the work on the Blue Line will have the most impact on riders.

This is what Metro says:

Blue Line: Starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing to midnight Sunday, Metrorail will operate special six-car shuttle trains sharing one track between the Franconia-Springfield and King Street stations. Passengers traveling between these locations should add 35 minutes to their schedules.

Once a shuttle train arrives at the King Street Metrorail station, passengers will need to transfer to a Blue or Yellow Line train at the King Street Metrorail station to their final destination. All other Blue Line trains will run between the Largo Town Center and Huntington Metrorail stations. Passengers coming from Virginia are
encouraged to use the Huntington Metrorail station located on the Yellow Line for rail service into downtown Washington.

Red Line: On Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to midnight, trains will share one track between Grosvenor-Strathmore and the Medical Center Metrorail Stations.

Green Line: On Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Green Line trains will share one track between the Greenbelt and College Park. Passengers traveling along this portion of the line should add up to 10 minutes of travel time for their trip.

I'm interested in hearing from weekend riders about what they're experience has been during the service disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  July 27, 2006; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Metro  
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