Metro Work Will Result in Delays This Weekend

by ARLnow.com May 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm 2,649 9 Comments

Arlington residents should expect delays on the Metro this weekend.

Work on the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines will result in longer travel times for riders. The work is being done as part of what WMATA terms “the massive effort to rebuild Metrorail.”

Due to testing associated with the Silver Line construction project, the Orange Line will be split into two sections between Arlington and Fairfax County. One section will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church, the other between East Falls Church and New Carrollton. A shuttle bus will be provided between the East and West Falls Church stations. Riders taking the shuttle should add 20 minutes to their travel time, Metro says.

Work on the Blue Line will result in single-tracking between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, and between Van Dorn Street and Braddock Road. Trains will depart every 20 minutes on either end of the Blue Line. Metro advises riders to expect an extra 15 minutes of travel time.

Bridge work between Braddock Road and Huntington on the Yellow Line will result in trains running every 24 minutes between the Huntington and Mount Vernon Square stations. To continue a trip from Virginia to points north of Mount Vernon Square — like U Street — riders will need to get on the Green Line, which will be running every 16 minutes this weekend.

This weekend’s work will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday. See the WMATA website for additional information about work on the Red and Green lines this weekend.

  • novasteve

    Metro should change its slogan from “Metro Opens Doors while the train is still moving” to “Metro Makes you Late”

  • Justin

    Surely the headline should read: “…Further Delays This Weekend”?

  • Runz

    Good Luck going to the Nationals games….Saturday is a sell out

  • Richard Cranium

    “Metro workERS will result in delays.”

    There – fixed.

  • L.

    Groan.. not again! Always on a weekend. Darn it.

    • ARLwahoo

      While I’m bitter the Metro will be disrupting my weekend plans, it’s much better they always do it on a weekend rather than during the week. There are enough issues to dodge during the week, and making someone take longer to get to a race or visit a monument is way better than thousands being late to work

      • wat

        What about during the week during non-rush-hour times?

  • Four Mile Run Baby

    Well, this doesn’t make for a very walkable weekend experience. Guess I’ll have to drive the Hummer powered by much gas and childrens’ tears. However, this is better than what I faced in London where they shut down whole lines for weekend work.

  • wat

    So long story short, if you live in Arlington and stay in Arlington or DC, this does not affect you.


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