Despite complaints that all the construction work will harangue the city this weekend, Metro says it can't postpone major track work this weekend because that would create a backlog for the repairs the agency is trying to complete before winter.
Massive repair and construction work will affect service on pretty much all of the Metro lines this weekend. Add major sporting events and the usual crush of tourists, and be prepared for an extra 10 to 50 minutes of travel time beginning this evening. Here's a guide to this weekend's track work:
Green line: Four stations will be closed: Greenbelt, College Park, Prince George's Plaza and West Hyattsville. Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten.
Yellow line: Yellow line trains will operate between Mount Vernon Square and Huntington only Because of the Green line track work.
Red line: Trains will single track between two work areas: from Forest Glen and Takoma, and between Van Ness and Dupont Circle.
Orange line: Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium Armory, and between East Falls Church and West Falls Church.
Blue line: Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium Armory.