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Three Metro Stations Closed On Blue, Orange Lines This Weekend

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Several stations on Metro's Blue and Orange Lines will be closed this weekend due to scheduled track work.

Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, the Smithsonian, Federal Center Southwest, and Capitol South stations will close. The L'Enfant Plaza station will remain open, but only for Yellow and Green Line passengers. There will be no Blue or Orange Line service at L'Enfant.

Buses will replace Blue and Orange Line trains between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market and Metro says an express bus running directly between those stations should take about 15 minutes, while passengers taking a local bus making all the stops should add about 8 minutes to their travel time for each closed station where they'll stop.

The closures come as Metro works on a variety of fixes, from tunnel and station dome repairs to track infrastructure improvements and signage installation.

Metro says Red Line passengers could also experience brief delays this weekend between Shady Grove and Glenmont due to scheduled maintenance, but all stations should be open.

Service should be back to normal Monday.

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