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Washington Metro transit agency completes work on Red Line; trains to run slower through work zone

Metro completed its work on the Red Line on time and reopened the Grosvenor-Strathmore Station at 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the transit agency. As a precaution Red Line trains will operate at 35 mph in the work zone, more slowly than usual, for the rest of the day, officials said.

Scores of Metro employees worked over the three-day weekend to replace 1,400 feet of rail and make other upgrades, repairs and safety improvements, Metro said.

Next month, during President's Day weekend, Metro will carry out repair work affecting the Orange and Blue lines. Metro will close Rosslyn Station from 10 p.m. Feb. 12 through Feb. 15 to install two rail switches there.

The transit agency will run free shuttle buses between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and Court House stations, as well as between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and Pentagon stations. Customers should allow an additional 40 minutes for trips, Metro said.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Michael Bolden  |  January 19, 2010; 11:46 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Metro , transit  | Tags: Blue Line, Metro delays, Orange Line, Red Line  
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