Five Red Line Stations Closed This Weekend | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Five Red Line Stations Closed This Weekend

Play associated audio
Five stations on Metro's Red Line will be closed this weekend for maintenance.
cc-by-nc-sa, Andrew Bossi, Flickr
Five stations on Metro's Red Line will be closed this weekend for maintenance.

The Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will close at 10 p.m. Friday and won't reopen until Monday morning while crews rebuild tracks, replace communications cables, and renovate station platforms. Shuttle buses will be running between Glenmont and Fort Totten, but Metro officials say riders headed through that stretch should add 30 minutes to their expected travel time.

Passengers on the Orange and Blue Lines will also face delays this weekend, as track work will have trains sharing a single track between McPherson Square and Foggy Bottom.

Residents and riders should also note Daylight saving time ends this weekend. Metro plans to add an extra hour of service Saturday night into early Sunday morning, closing at the 3 a.m. instead of the usual 2 a.m.

NPR

From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy

Initially, the CIA was suspicious of Soviet aviation expert Adolf Tolkachev. But he earned their trust — and provided blueprints, documents and plans that were crucial to the U.S.
NPR

What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

The farmer's market in July is a wondrous place: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But greens that look like weeds may be more intimidating. Here's how to tame them.
NPR

Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.
NPR

Want A Taste Of Virtual Reality? Step One: Find Some Cardboard

Fancy headsets can cost between $200 and $500. But if you have a smartphone, some extra time and an empty pizza box, you can make your own.

Leave a Comment

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