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Weekend Track Work Will Wait For End Of Nats Game

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Never fear Nats fans, Metro has suspended track work through the end of Game 5.
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Never fear Nats fans, Metro has suspended track work through the end of Game 5.

Scheduled maintenance will be affecting service on Metro's Red, Green and Yellow lines this weekend.

The work was set to start at 10 p.m. tonight, but Metro now says it will hold off on all scheduled track work until after tonight's big playoff game tonight at Nationals park. The game begins at 8:30 p.m. and Metro says work will begin once crowds dissipate.

Once it starts, Red Line trains will share a single track along two stretches — first between Twinbrook and Grosvenor and then again between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten. Metro says to allow about 15 minutes of extra travel time.

Meanwhile, on the Green Line, trains will be single tracking between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza, where travel will take 10 minutes longer than usual.

And because of that Green Line work, Yellow Line trains will run turn around at Mount Vernon Square. Anyone going north of there will need to switch to the Green Line.

Service should be back to normal Monday morning.

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