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Metro Announces October Work Schedule

The transit authority today announced its weekend work plans for October. Looks like only the Blue Line will be exempt from the scheduled weekend delays.

columbus day weekend.jpg Columbus Weekend work zone. (Metro)

The big event of the month is the switch replacement project scheduled for the Columbus Day weekend. But the following weekend, Oct. 17-18, there's no work at all scheduled.

I worry that so many people didn't get the word about the last big project, on Labor Day weekend, so I want to concentrate on the Columbus Day weekend project here. To read about the rest of the month's work, use this link. (I'll remind you in fresh blog entries as each weekend approaches.)

Columbus Day Weekend
The switch replacement project at L'Enfant Plaza will affect service on the Green and Yellow lines from Friday night, Oct. 9, through the train system's midnight closing on Monday, Oct. 12. The most important thing to remember is that the Waterfront and Archives stations will be completely closed from 9:30 p.m. that Friday though midnight on Columbus Day, and there will be no Green and Yellow Line service at L'Enfant Plaza during that time.

Yellow Line
On Friday night, Oct. 9, the Yellow Line will run from Huntington to the Pentagon. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Columbus Day weekend, it will run from Huntington to Stadium-Armory. (Very unusual) From Rosslyn to Stadium-Armory, there will be a train every four minutes during the daytime. That's in combination with the regular Blue and Orange Line service.

Metro also plans to offer a free shuttle bus service to bridge some of the gaps that weekend, and I'll post those details as soon as they become available.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 28, 2009; 2:12 PM ET
Categories:  Metro , Weekend Work  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail, weekend delays  
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