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Metro Delays For Weekend Travel to Mystics Home Opener on May 19
Metro Delays For Weekend Travel to Mystics Home Opener on May 19

 

From Sheila Francis: Customers traveling on Metro during the May 18 to 20 weekend will encounter delays on the Orange, Red and Green lines starting on Fri., May 18 at 10:00 p.m. through closing on Sun., May 20. Travelers are being asked to add between 10 - 20 minutes to their commute time depending on which line they will be traveling on.

 

On the Orange line buses will replace trains between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations for testing associated with the Silver Line Metrorail extension. Travelers on the Orange line are being asked to add up to 20 minutes to their commute time.

 

On the Red line trains will single track between the Takoma and Forest Glen stations to allow for platform reconstruction and fiber optic cable installation, and between the Van Ness and Friendship Heights stations to allow for rail and fastener renewal and joint elimination for a smoother ride. Red line trains between the Shady Grove and Glenmont stations will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. Travelers on the Red line are being asked to add up to 20 minutes to their commute time.

 

On the Green line trains will single track between the Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza stations to allow for tie renewal work. Green line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend. Yellow line trains will operate between the Huntington and Mount Vernon Square stations only. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mount Vernon Square should use Green line trains to complete their trip. Travelers on the Green line are being asked to add between 10-15 minutes to their commute time.

Riders planning to take the Metro to the Mystics home opener against the Chicago Sky on Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Verizon Center should prepare to add between 10 and 20 minutes to their commute time.

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