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Metro Closes Early For Daylight Savings Saturday, Sort Of

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Trains will leave from Largo every 20 minutes, and require a shuttle to get beyond Benning Road.
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Trains will leave from Largo every 20 minutes, and require a shuttle to get beyond Benning Road.

Daylight Savings Time adds a new wrinkle to the already-confusing track work shuffle this weekend.

Metro is scheduled to operate until 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. That is, once the clocks have been set forward an hour at 2 a.m. To account for this, the last trains on Saturday night will all be operating an hour earlier than normal, between 1-2 a.m.

Meanwhile, rebuilding efforts continue across the Metro system:

  • On the Orange Line, shuttle buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, as the Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations are closed. In addition, there will be single tracking between East and West Falls Church as crews work on integrating the signal system for the Silver Line. Tack 20 minutes onto your normal travel times.
  • Blue Line riders on the eastern end will have to use shuttle buses to get between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road.
  • It's a relatively mild weekend for Red Line riders, who will only see single-tracking between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue.
  • And Finally on the Green and Yellow Lines, there is single-tracking between L'Enfant and Mt. Vernon, tacking 10 minutes onto the commutes of those heading downtown.
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