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Track Work Scheduled On Metro Through Memorial Day Weekend

Expect some delays on select Metro lines this weekend.
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Expect some delays on select Metro lines this weekend.

Metro's weekend track work is set to continue over Memorial Day, and there will be some changes to service around the rail system.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday and lasting through Monday, Red Line trains will run end to end between Shady Grove and Glenmont just once every 20 minutes. But each day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., extra trains will run between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet, making the wait through that stretch more like 10 minutes, at least during the daytime and evening hours.

Green Line trains, meanwhile, will run on a normal schedule over the holiday weekend on most of the line—tomorrow only though, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., ongoing construction will have trains arriving and departing the Greenbelt station just once every 24 minutes. Metro says people driving to the train may want to consider using the College Park station instead on Saturday.

On the Blue Line, the Franconia-Springfield station will be closed all weekend, with buses replacing trains between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street. Metro says taking the bus will add about 10 minutes to the trip and says passengers may want to use Van Dorn Street or the Huntington station on the Yellow Line instead.

On the rest of the Blue Line, service should be normal this weekend, and normal service is expected on the Orange and Yellow lines as well.

Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.

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