Metro Work Causes Weekend Delays | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Metro Work Causes Weekend Delays

Play associated audio

By Matt McClesky

People riding Metro's red and orange lines this weekend can expect delays due to scheduled maintenance work. On the red line, crews will be replacing rail fasteners that stabilize the tracks and making tunnel repairs between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Stations.

That work gets underway Friday Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and will continue through midnight Sunday. Trains will share a single track through that area and Metro says passengers should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time as a result.

Meanwhile on the orange line, from 9:30 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday there will be delays of up to 30 minutes as trains share a track between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations. Crews will be replacing some crossties and doing maintenance work on the aerial structure outside Stadium-Armory.

NPR

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
NPR

Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

The Brazil vs. Germany World Cup semifinal created more Twitter activity than any other recent sporting event. Host Michel Martin learns about how social media has changed the tournament experience.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.