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Another Weekend of Track Work

Metrorail once again this weekend will be working on the switch replacement at Mount Vernon Square, creating delays for many passengers on the Yellow and Green lines. The project, which began last weekend is a four-weekend job all together. (It will skip over Memorial Day weekend.)

Navy%20Yard%20crowd%20%283%29.jpg Papal mass at Nationals Park on April 17 tested Navy Yard Station and Green Line. (Thomson)

Here's a detailed description from the transit authority of what to expect. This weekend, the Nationals are away, so there won't be the problem of extra crowding on the Green Line to reach Navy Yard Station.

But even last weekend, when the team was here, there was some praise for Metro's performance. See some of the comments during Monday's online discussion with Post reporters Lena H. Sun and Eric M. Weiss.

Here's a snippet: "I just wanted to say that even with the track work on the Yellow/Green Line, I had a super-easy time getting to and from the Nats game Sunday afternoon. The 8-car 'shuttles' Metro was running from L'Enfant Plaza to Navy Yard were fantastic. I know they get blasted all the time, but I thought this was handled quite well."

Does that match your experience?

By Robert Thomson  |  May 16, 2008; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  Metro  
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Does the track work have anything to do with why so many of the air conditioning units on the red line were not working today? It was a truly terrible sauna.

Posted by: John | May 16, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

No John, that's because Metro sucks.

Get used to it.

Posted by: Tim | May 16, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Metro cannot afford to run the A/C - cost cutting to try and pay for the boondoggle to Tyson's Corner. Better start carrying an extra shirt in your briefcase.

Posted by: Metro and VDOT should merge | May 16, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Metro doesn't have AC, they have coolers. Who would have thought that people would actually want to be cool when they ride their trains in a tunnel. Because we all know that systems in Chicago and New York didn't start having problems with thermal heat until the last few years. No foresight on Metro's part, at least Chicago and New York have excuses as to why their platforms are warm.

Posted by: Jarrod | May 16, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I love how the trains can be 80 when it's 50 or 60 outside.

Posted by: Janice | May 19, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

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