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Five Stations Closed For Columbus Day Weekend


Five stations on Metro's Orange Line will close this weekend for scheduled track work. Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains this weekend between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton, with the work starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

The five stations that will close are: Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly, Landover, and New Carrollton.

Metro says it will take 30 minutes to get through that stretch on an Express bus, while passengers taking a local bus stopping at each of the closed stations should add 10 minutes of travel time for each stop.

Meanwhile on the Red Line, passengers can expect to wait a little longer for some trains this weekend, but no stations are closed.

On Columbus Day, there's no track work scheduled, and the system will run on a normal Saturday schedule. Because of the holiday, parking in Metro-owned lots and garages will be free on Monday.

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