Weekend Track Work to Close Airport, Crystal City Metro Stations

by Katie Pyzyk July 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm 3,312 5 Comments

Trying to get to the airport this weekend could prove to be a challenge for anyone who thought they could get there via Metrorail. The station at Reagan National Airport is going to be closed.

Workers will be installing cable to provide better cell phone coverage along the Blue and Yellow lines, in addition to doing work on ties and insulators. Starting at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, and continuing through closing on Sunday, July 15, free shuttle buses will replace trains between Pentagon City and Braddock Road on the Blue and Yellow lines. The Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stops will both be closed.

Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Road and between Pentagon City and Largo Town Center, at regular weekend intervals. Yellow Line trains will also operate in two segments: between Huntington and Braddock Road and between Pentagon City and Mount Vernon Square, at regular weekend intervals. Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.

Orange Line customers may also experience some delays, due to work on ties and insulators. Trains will single track between East Falls Church and West Falls Church. Customers should expect minor delays.

Details about all of the weekend track work and delays can be found on WMATA’s website.

  • The Dude

    note to self: must not use metro this weekend

    • Rick

      You should probably hold on to that note after Sunday, just to be safe.

  • Roover

    To advoid these delays if youre doing to DC from South Arlington you might as well take the Pentagon Buses instead of the Pentagon City buses. You can also board the 28A bus to King St(in Bailey’s XRoads) to advoid the delays.

  • WM

    Metro should announce when “it works”.

  • Rick

    I was going to write a long-winded argument about them using their time better, but I’m going to need cell phone service to call the ARLnow tip line when the train I’m on is pointed a different direction than the tracks.


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