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Orange, Blue line work canceled

Metro has canceled track work scheduled on the Orange and Blue lines this weekend. The agency had planned to replace a track switch at the Rosslyn station. That will happen at a later date.

But riders along the Red Line should expect delays this weekend. Metro will be replacing old rail fasteners with new ones between the Medical Center and Friendship Heights stations. Metro also will be conducting maintenance on a portion of elevated tracks outside the Rhode Island-Brentwood station.

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By Washington Post editors  |  April 24, 2010; 10:39 AM ET
 | Tags: Friendship Heights, Orange Line, Red Line, Rhode Island  
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I'm so glad you posted this...Right now - about an hour after your post, the section of the WMATA website that I normally go to for this info, is still displaying the old, uncorrected info about there being orange and blue line track work this weekend:

Posted by: informedtraveller | April 24, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Informed, they probably only update those particular articles M-F.

Speaking of not updating...what happened to the article about the man with his neck caught in the Metro door? I've seen a few hands get caught but never a head. This is very concerning.

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | April 24, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I know they need to do the maintenance but iIt would be so nice if they could do the the work between 11 PM to 4 AM on Sundays and on weeknights.

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | April 25, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why they canceled at the last minute? This work seemed to be very important.

Also, there have been speed restrictions in the tunnel since last summer. There is a section of the track that they have to crawl through -- is this going to be replaced too?

Before the speed restriction the noise this section generated was deafening. Riders had to cover their ears it was that loud.

Posted by: frigate32 | April 26, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

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