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Metro: Major Orange/Silver Line Work This Weekend

by Karen Goff May 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm 5 Comments

Metro SIlver Line Map/Credit: MetroWhile Metro’s SafeTrack repair program does not officially begin until next week, there will be some heavy repairs going on that will affect Metro service over the Memorial Day weekend, Metro officials said.

Here is what you need to know:

There will be service adjustments on all three lines, but Orange and Silver Line riders will see some big changes.

  • There will be no Orange Line trains in service from 7 a.m. on Saturday through closing on Monday. Silver Line service will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and New Carrollton.
  • Three stations will be closed this weekend: Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church.
  • Riders traveling to/from Orange Line stations must board a Silver Line train to make their trip.
  • Riders traveling to/from Blue/Silver stations between Largo Town Center and Benning Road must use only Blue Line trains.
  • Red Line trains will operate every 8-16 minutes.
  • Yellow and Green line trains operate every 12-15 minutes.
  • Silver and Blue Line trains operate every 20 minutes.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.

More Orange and Silver Line changes:

Buses replace trains at Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church; Silver Line trains replace Orange Line trains, 7:00 a.m. Saturday through closing Monday

From 7:00 a.m. Saturday through closing Monday, buses will replace trains between Vienna and East Falls Church. Free shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Local – between Vienna and East Falls Church making intermediate stops at Dunn Loring and West Falls Church. Please allow 12-15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.
  • Express – between Vienna and East Falls Church with no intermediate stops. Please allow up to 25 minutes travel time.
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  • JoeInReston

    A few months back, I found out on the way home from DC that the Silver line was closed.

    Metro seems to be grow more comfortable closing out whole lines entirely rather than providing a busing alternative.

  • johnson

    Now I understand they have to do work that is long overdue, but on a Memorial Day weekend where many will be honoring those who served and wanting to ride metro to go into town to do so? Scheduling could use a little common sense.

    • Why do you bother?

      Doesn’t matter to me – I’m done with Metro.

    • LakeNewportLady

      Probably one of the reasons they did it….could you imagine if a packed train caught fire on the holiday?

  • SnarkyAuntie

    My friends who ride Metro to work have called the current state of affairs by many names, but not one of them “SafeTrack” repair program.

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