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Fewer Trains on the Orange Line This Weekend

Metro logo on an Orange Line stationConstruction, maintenance and testing will result in longer wait times for Orange Line trains during the long Labor Day weekend.

Trains on the Orange Line will run every 24 minutes from 10:00 p.m. tonight (Friday) through system closing on Monday. The normal interval is every 12-20 minutes.

WMATA says the delays are necessary in order to facilitate various improvement projects.

“Crews will continue platform reconstruction work at Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations, as well as track maintenance, fastener renewal, and grout pad rehabilitation between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly,” the agency said. “In addition, signal system testing will continue for the new Silver Line.”

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