...and for those going to the Rockies series this weekend...well you knew it just wouldn't be complete without METRO TRACK WORK to see you into the All-Star break the right way!
All five lines affected - http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=5275Metro weekend track work July 6-8, 2012
Buses replace trains on portions of the Red, Orange and Blue lines as rebuilding continues
The massive effort to rebuild Metrorail will continue over the weekend of July 6-8 on the Orange, Blue, Red and Green Lines. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.Orange Line
Buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton to allow track maintenance, tie and fastener renewal, grout work and platform rehabilitation. Five Orange Line stations will be closed: New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue. Orange Line trains will operate between Vienna and Stadium-Armory at regular weekend intervals. Free shuttle bus service will operate on two routes: Local service between all closed stations (between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory). Customers using local shuttle bus service should add up to one hour to their travel time. Express service between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory stations only (no intermediate stops). Customers using express shuttle bus service should add about 30 minutes to their travel time.Blue Line
Buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road stations to allow for track maintenance, tie and fastener renewal, grout work and platform rehabilitation. Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Benning Road and Largo Town Center and between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory, both at regular weekend intervals. Customers traveling through the work zone should allow 30 minutes of additional travel time. Free shuttle bus service will operate between the stations throughout the weekend. Both Stadium-Armory and Benning Road stations will remain open for connections to Metrorail service.Red Line
Buses will replace Red Line trains between Brookland-CUA and Silver Spring to allow for tie and insulator renewal, bridge repair and communication system improvements. Takoma Station will be closed. Fort Totten Station will be open for Green Line service only. Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Glenmont and Silver Spring and between Brookland-CUA and Shady Grove -- every 10 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at regular weekend intervals at all other times. Free shuttle buses will operate between Silver Spring and Brookland, making stops at all intermediate stations. Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.Green
Green Line trains will single track between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza to allow for track maintenance, tie and fastener renewal and third-rail power improvements. Throughout the weekend, Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time. As a result of the work zone, all Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square only. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mount Vernon Square should use Green Line trains to complete their trip.