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More Metrorail work ahead

Metro completed its Memorial Day weekend work on the Orange Line as part of the Dulles Corridor project to extend rail to the airport, with more than 36,000 people taking shuttle buses that filled in service gaps. More work is scheduled on upcoming weekends on the project, including the construction of a pier and replacing track ties.

In addition to work on the Orange Line, major track repair work will take place during weekends this month on the Red, Blue and Green lines, causing delays and longer travel times, according to Metro.

For the next two weekends, Orange Line service will be suspended between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA stations. Free shuttle buses will transport passengers between the stations, but that will add an estimated 30 minutes to each trip.

During the weekends of June 12 and June 19, Metro will carry out maintenance on the Red Line between the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood stations, adding at least 20 minutes to trips through that area because trains will be sharing one track.

Red Line customers traveling during the June 19 weekend between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will be making necessary repairs to the platform at the Rockville Metrorail station.

Blue Line work is scheduled for June 25-27 on the Blue Line, when Metro will be replacing concrete slabs underneath the rails, adding about 30 minutes to travel time between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road-Seat Pleasant stations.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 4:09 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Metro , Weekend Work , transit  | Tags: metro, metro work, metrorail  
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