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Metro's Weekend Delays

Metro riders should give themselves some extra time this weekend if they are traveling on the Blue, Red or Green lines. Here are the details for those lines. On the Red and Blue, the delays will be caused by track maintenance work. On the Green Line, new rail cars are being tested.

Blue Line: From 10 o'clock tonight to midnight Sunday, Metro will operate 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, Metro says.

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 Station. All other Blue Line trains will run between the Largo Town Center and Huntington stations. For riders coming from Virginia, it's a good idea to use the Huntington Station on the Yellow Line for trains into downtown Washington.

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 stations. Passengers traveling along this portion of the Green Line should add up to 10 minutes of travel time for their trip, Metro says.

Red Line: Starting at 10 o'clock tonight and ending tomorrow morning, Red Line trains will share one track between Grosvenor-Strathmore and the Medical Center stations.

By Robert Thomson  |  August 11, 2006; 9:21 AM ET
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Dr. G, PhD,

These updates are extremely helpful. Just saying thanks.

Posted by: Dakota Pants | August 11, 2006 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Metro story idea: Amtrak trains have windows with emergency-exit capabilities. Metrobuses have windows with emergency-exit capabilities. Why doesn't Metrorail???

Yes, I know there are door releases, but what if you can't get to the door in an emergency? What if the doors are mangled and don't release, and there's a fire? I keep thinking of those passengers who died in the flaming MARC train back in January 1996.

Posted by: Greenbelt Gal | August 11, 2006 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget that there's an antiwar demonstration planned for Saturday, and they want "tens of thousands" to show up at Lafayette Square. Ugh.

Posted by: Phil | August 11, 2006 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know what happened Friday, at the Marriott at the Woodley Park Metro stop? Thanks in advance!

Posted by: Neil | August 13, 2006 6:42 PM | Report abuse

That was where the elevator was stuck with 5 people on board and they were extracted one at a time because the elevator could not be moved.

Posted by: Historian | August 14, 2006 12:12 PM | Report abuse

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