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Disruptions on Orange, Yellow Lines This Weekend

by ARLnow.com — December 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm 2,024 11 Comments

Metro riders should plan on major disruptions on the Yellow Line and delays on the Orange Line this weekend.

The Yellow Line will be closed between the Fort Totten and Pentagon stations this weekend. The closure is the result of work on the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River and switch replacement outside L’Enfant Plaza.

“Customers traveling to/from Downtown DC should use Blue Line trains to complete their trip,” Metro said in a press release. “Transfer between Blue and Yellow line trains at any station between Pentagon and King Street-Old Town.”

Trains on the Orange Line will be single-tracking between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations this weekend, for work on the Silver Line extension project.

“Throughout the weekend, trains will operate every 24 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton,” Metro said. “Customers using Orange Line trains should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time.”

The work is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. tonight (Friday) and continue through system closing on Sunday.

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  • Captain_Obvious

    It’d be more productive if Metro sent out alerts when they were NOT doing any work on the weekend.

    • JamesE

      Wednesday, December 26th through Thursday, December 27th Metro rail will be operating without delays or track work. All delays will resume the 28th.

  • MissKittenCat

    there are always some sort of disruptions on the metro, broken elevators, train delays. why is this even a big deal. rates go up same service.

    in the words of Metro: Forward, A better commute for You.

    • drax

      Things breaking down unexpectedly and things being fixed or upgraded aren’t the same thing.

    • CW

      “Rates go up, same service” – I believe that is called inflation?

      • novasteve

        Same service? reduced service given the repairs.

        • Oz

          You’re right, Steve, they shouldn’t do any repairs.

          • novasteve

            Maybe they shouldn’t do repairs on the escalators since it doesn’t seem to accomplish anything yet it costs money.

  • novasteve

    Government run, what do you expect?

    • drax

      Government often does hard jobs that nobody else could even think of handling.

  • fedworker

    Delays with Metro. Shocking, I know.

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