What's Up With the Metro: Oct. 26-28
A look at what you need to know about Metro this weekend.
Taking the Metro to get around this weekend? Here’s what to expect.
Metro will open at 5 a.m. Sunday to accomodate the Marine Corps Marathon.
According to the Metro website track work advisories include:
Red Line trains will single track through two work zones:
- Between Twinbrook and Grosvenor to allow for platform reconstruction.
- Between Forest Glen and Takoma to allow for platform reconstruction, track maintenance and fiber-optic cable installation.
Throughout the weekend, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Grosvenor and Fort Totten resulting in service every 10-12 minutes between those stations. Customers traveling through the work zones should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time.
Orange Line trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to allow for platform reconstruction. Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.
Blue Line (Saturday only)
On Saturday only, Blue Line trains will single track between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street to allow for rail joint elimination for a smoother ride. Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time. On Sunday, Blue Line service will operate on a regular weekend schedule.
Green Line trains will single track between Greenbelt and College Park to allow for construction associated with a new track to test 7000-series railcars. Every other train will originate/terminate at College Park, rather than Greenbelt. Green Line trains will operate normally, at regular weekend intervals, between College Park and Branch Avenue. Customers traveling to or from Greenbelt Station only should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.
There is no scheduled track work this weekend on the Yellow Line.