Red Line Back on Track Today
It's open all the way all day Sunday. The closed stretch between Fort Totten and Takoma reopened at 7 p.m. Saturday, after National Transportation Safety Board investigators did their sight testing along the tracks in the June 22 crash zone.
But all the line continues to be affected by a slowdown between Takoma and Fort Totten. Investigators still don't know why the track circuit in the crash zone malfunctions from time to time, as it did on June 22.
Because of that, Metro sends only one train through the area at a time in either direction. That creates a backup on the rest of the line, and the transit authority says riders should add a half hour to their normal travel times. That situation is likely to continue during the work week.
Nationals Game Today
It starts at Nationals Park at 1:35 p.m. There's likely to be crowding on the Green Line, at Navy Yard Station and at the L'Enfant Plaza and Gallery Place transfer stations before and after the game. The Circulator bus is operating, because it's a game day. The bus is scheduled to stop every 10 minutes at New Jersey Avenue and M Street SW, by the Metro station entrance on the eastern side of the station.
Other Metrorail Delays
The regular track maintenance schedule for this weekend includes work on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. (Only the Green Line is spared.) Trains will take turns on a single track to get around the work zones. This will add at least a half hour to the regular travel times. On weekends, don't use Metro's Trip Planner to calculate a trip on a line where there's track maintenance. It won't give you the right trip time. For the full details on the track work along the various lines, use this link.
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