Metro Track Work Scheduled For Memorial Day Weekend | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Metro Track Work Scheduled For Memorial Day Weekend

Play associated audio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/en321/7934913634/

Scheduled track work has several stations on Metro's Orange and Red Lines closed over the long Memorial Day weekend.

Four Orange Line stations are closed. They are: Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, and East Falls Church. Passengers can take shuttle buses through that stretch, but doing so will take longer than it normally does on the train. Metro says an express shuttle running directly between Vienna and Ballston is adding about 25 minutes to the trip. A local shuttle stopping at all closed stations could add up to 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, on the Red Line, two stations are closed: Shady Grove and Rockville. Metro says passengers taking a shuttle bus between Shady Grove and Twinbrook should allow up to 20 minutes of additional travel time.

There's no work planned this holiday weekend on the Green, Yellow, and Blue Lines.

On Memorial Day Monday, the Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight with trains running on a Sunday schedule.

Service should be back to normal on Tuesday.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

Music from West Africa and photography from South East Asia come to the D.C. area.

NPR

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
WAMU 88.5

Legal Limbo No More: Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

NPR

'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

Leave a Comment

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