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Early Start and Delays This Weekend on Metrorail

There are two things going on this weekend. One is going to add service while the other will take some away.

Komen Race For the Cure
Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. Saturday to accommodate people participating in the Susan G. Komen Global Race in downtown Washington, raising money to find a cure for breast cancer. But participants who will be taking the Red or Orange lines should look at the next item, too, because travel will be slower on those lines.

The race begins at 8 a.m. The nearest stations are the Federal Center SW, Judiciary Square, Archives and L'Enfant Plaza. Metro says Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Archives are likely to be particularly busy. Riders should consider using others that are likely to be less crowded: Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown, L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station.

Track Work Delays
Red Line riders should add 20 minutes to the usual trip between New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue while Metro workers are continuing to replace a rail switch in the Brentwood Yard north of Union Station. That will affect service from 10 p.m. Friday through the midnight closing on Sunday.

Orange Line riders should add at least a half hour to their travel time between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly while crews work on the elevated structure outside the station. That slows service between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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By Robert Thomson  |  June 4, 2009; 9:05 AM ET
Categories:  Events , Metro , Weekend Work  | Tags: Metro stations, Susan G. Komen, travel tips  
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