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

An 'Epilogue' That Makes Sense Of The Chaos Of Memory

In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.
NPR

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
NPR

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

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