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Weekend Track Work Takes College Park Out Of Commission

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The College Park Metro station on the Green Line will be off-limits, diploma or no diploma.
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The College Park Metro station on the Green Line will be off-limits, diploma or no diploma.

We are sorry, University of Maryland graduates, but Metro is will not be an option this weekend. College Park is among five stations on Metro's Green and Orange Lines that will be closed this weekend for scheduled maintenance.

Starting at 10 p.m.  Friday night, free shuttle buses will replace trains on the Green lLine between Greenbelt and West Hyattsville. Three Green Line stations will be closed: Greenbelt,  Prince George's Plaza, and College Park. Metro says anyone taking the Green Line shuttle this weekend should add up to 35 minutes to their expected travel time.

Officials at College Park only learned about the scheduled track maintenance this week, though Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the announcement was made six months ago.

Meanwhile on the Orange Line, buses will replace trains between East Falls Church and Clarendon, with two stations closed all weekend: Ballston and Virginia Square. Metro says passengers taking the Orange Line shuttle using the shuttle bus can expect it to take up to 25 minutes longer than normal.

There will also be delays on the Red Line, with trains sharing a single track along two stretches — between Van Ness and Dupont Circle and then again between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma.

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