Weekend Work: Buses To Replace Trains On Portion Of Red Line | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Weekend Work: Buses To Replace Trains On Portion Of Red Line

Play associated audio
Travel times on the Orange, Green and Red Lines will be longer this weekend.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/6188032028/
Travel times on the Orange, Green and Red Lines will be longer this weekend.

Two stations on Metro's Red Line will be closed this weekend for scheduled track work.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday night, buses will be replacing Red Line trains between Fort Totten and Forest Glen. The Silver Spring and Takoma stations will be closed while crews work on station platforms, install fiber-optic cables, and perform other track maintenance. Metro says anyone taking the bus through that work zone should add 30 minutes to their expected travel time.

Elsewhere around the system, Orange Line trains will be sharing a single track this weekend between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly and between East Falls Church and West Falls Church with delays in those areas of up to 15 minutes.

And on the Green Line, trains will be single tracking between Greenbelt and College Park. It could take up to 10 minutes longer than usual to get to or from the Greenbelt station.

Service should be back to normal Monday morning.

WAMU 88.5

Key Civil War Generals The Subject Of New Smithsonian Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery focuses on Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

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