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Shuttles Replace Trains On Portion Of Red Line This Weekend

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Weekend Metro riders can pine for those days earlier this spring, where cherry blossoms and on-time trains abounded.
Weekend Metro riders can pine for those days earlier this spring, where cherry blossoms and on-time trains abounded.

A portion of of Metro's Red Line will be closed  this weekend for scheduled track work.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday night, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Takoma stations while crews work on the bridge at New York Avenue and perform other scheduled maintenance on the tracks.

The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations will be closed all weekend, the Fort Totten station will be open, but only for Green and Yellow Line passengers. Metro says an express shuttle bus through the work zone will add about 20 minutes to the trip — the local bus stopping at all stations will add up to half an hour.

On the Blue and Orange Lines, trains will share a single track this weekend between the McPherson Square and Smithsonian stations with delays of about 10 minutes.

And on the Green Line, trains will share a track along two stretches: between Greenbelt and College Park and between Naylor Road and Branch Avenue.

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