Trick Or Track Work: Weekend Delays Abound On Metro | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Trick Or Track Work: Weekend Delays Abound On Metro

Play associated audio
Zombies on the Orange Line will need to add an additional 10 minutes to their shamble time.
James Calder: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescalder/1797581548/
Zombies on the Orange Line will need to add an additional 10 minutes to their shamble time.

Metro is making no allowances for Halloween-related fun this weekend — scheduled track work will affect service on four of Metro's five rail lines.

Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, Red Line trains will share a single track between Twinbrook and Grosvenor and then again between Takoma and Forest Glen. Metro says to allow for about 15 minutes of extra travel time.

Meanwhile on the Orange Line, trains will be single tracking between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, adding about 10 minutes to travel time.

On the Green Line, trains will single track between Greenbelt and College Park. Every other train will originate or end at College Park instead of Greenbelt. Metro says to expect ten minute delays in those areas.

On the Blue Line there's work planned for Saturday only, with trains sharing a single track between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street, leading to 10 minute delays.

The Metro system will open early on Sunday, at 5 a.m. for the Marine Corps Marathon.

NPR

Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
NPR

Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."
NPR

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

Leave a Comment

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