Preparing For Metro Delays | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Preparing For Metro Delays

Play associated audio

By Kate Sheehy

People taking Metro's Red, Orange, and Blue lines on weekends and weeknights can expect delays through the month.

Metro says as crews complete scheduled maintenance work, passengers should plan on 20 to 30 minutes of additional travel time. From Sunday through Thursday nights, work will begin at 8 p.m. on the red line and 9:30 p.m. on the blue and orange lines, and will last until midnight on all lines.

On weekends, Metro says riders can expect to wait up to 20 minutes for a train. Most weekend work will run Friday nights through Sunday, but the Red line will see some continue through Monday.

Crews will be replacing rail fasteners along the red line between the Medical Center and Grosvenor stations, and along some parts of the blue and orange lines. They'll also be replacing concrete slabs under the rails between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road stops on the blue line. Other plans include preliminary switch replacement work at the Rosslyn station.

NPR

Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

In Shadows in the Vineyard Maximillian Potter tells the true story of the legendary Romanée-Conti vineyard — and how it was held up for a 1 million euro ransom.
NPR

Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

In Shadows in the Vineyard Maximillian Potter tells the true story of the legendary Romanée-Conti vineyard — and how it was held up for a 1 million euro ransom.
NPR

'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."
NPR

Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

Leave a Comment

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