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Major Weekend Track Work To Interrupt Red Line

Don't bother descending into Dupont Circle's depths, the Metro station is closed this weekend.
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Don't bother descending into Dupont Circle's depths, the Metro station is closed this weekend.

Metro says major track work planned for this weekend will cause delays on the Red Line through downtown Washington.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday night, Metro will shut down Red Line rail service between the Dupont Circle and NoMa Gallaudet stations. Shuttle buses will connect all weekend through that stretch of downtown, but Metro says depending on how far you're going on the bus, to expect it to take anywhere from 10 to 35 minutes.

Metro says Red Line passengers headed downtown may want to take a Green Line train from Fort Totten instead.

The Union Station, Judiciary Square, and Farragut North Metro stations will be closed altogether. Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed to Red Line traffic, but will be open to passengers on other lines.

And while there's no major work planned on the Blue and Yellow Lines, passengers may have to wait a little longer than usual on the platform with trains running once every 16 minutes during daylight hours — normal service is once every 12 minutes.

And on the Green Line, service will be normal except at the Greenbelt Station, where construction will have trains departing once every 20-25 minutes.

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