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Metro's scheduled maintenance this weekend will include the closure of three Red Line stations: Brookland, Takoma and Silver Spring. Fort Totten Station will be open for Green Line service only.

Buses are replacing Red Line trains between Rhode Island Avenue and Forest Glen stations. Transit officials say anyone taking an express bus through that stretch, with only a stop at Silver Spring, should add up to 40 minutes to their expected travel time. Meanwhile, passengers taking a local shuttle stopping at all the closed stations should add 10 minutes for each station.

Elsewhere around the system, Metro officials say all passengers may have to wait on the platform longer than usual for a train. They're running once every 20 minutes all weekend due to scheduled work in several areas, between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, between Cheverly and New Carrollton, and between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza.

Once a train does come though, Metro officials say passengers should not experience further delays. Service should resume normal scheduling on Monday.

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