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Metro Station Closings Abound This Weekend

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Normal riders out of the Takoma Metro Station will have to take a local shuttle bus this weekend.
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Normal riders out of the Takoma Metro Station will have to take a local shuttle bus this weekend.

Delays are expected to be considerable on the Metro this weekend, as work on four of five lines shuts down several Metro stations starting 10 p.m. on Friday.

The worst delays are expected on the Red Line, where the Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma stations will be closed.  There will be Express buses running directly between Glenmont and Fort Totten, as well as local buses that will stop at intermediate stations. Travelers on that end of the Red Line should expect to add between 30 and 50 minutes to their normal weekend travel times.

It's much the same on the Green Line, where four stations will be closed this weekend: Branch Avenue, Suitland, Naylor Road, and Southern Avenue. Express buses will run between Branch Avenue and Congress Heights, with local buses serving in between. Metro says to add between 30 and 50 minutes.

The installation of fiber-optic cables and platform reconstruction on the Orange Line will cause single-tracking on the stretches between Clarendon and Foggy Bottom and Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, respectively. In addition, trains will be operating every 26 minutes between Vienna and New Carrolton, so expect some significant waiting time.

Last but not least, Blue Line trains will single track between Arlington Cemetery and Foggy Bottom, and will also be operating every 26 minutes.

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