Metro Announces Oct. Weekend Schedule
For the first time, the transit authority has put out a schedule for an entire month's worth of weekend track work, so riders can anticipate delays.
That's a bit of a breakthrough, though commenters on my online discussion today clearly would prefer to do away with weekend track work altogether.
The monthly notice replaces a system in which the transit authority would put out announcements on Thursday about track work and delays for the following weekend.
"We want our rail riders to use this schedule as a tool so they can plan their weekends and see where our maintenance crews will be in the rail system," Dave Kubicek,
the assistant general manager for Metrorail, said in a statement.
So what's up in October? The transit authority will be installing new rails, upgrading sections of track, replacing floating slabs and conducting switch replacement work on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines. (It's Yellow that's missing.) The delays resulting from track-sharing around the work zones will be 15 to 20 minutes.
You can read the full details at this link on Metro's Web site. At the end of each month, the transit authority says, it will post a similar announcement on its site about the following month's schedule.
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