: 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

A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
NPR

Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and seabass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
WAMU 88.5

Panel Begins To Shape Guidelines For Police Body Cameras In Maryland

The regulations address everything from when the devices should be turned on to what to do with dysfunctional cameras.
NPR

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

Leave a Comment

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