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Customers can expect lengthy delays of up to 30 minutes this weekend (May 7-9) as old track components are replaced on the Red and Orange lines, causing inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track on portions of the rail system.

Red Line Track Upgrades

Metrorail customers traveling between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and Medical Center Metrorail stations should expect lengthy delays this weekend and should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace aging rail fasteners with new ones to stabilize tracks in that area of the Red Line. Trains will share one track between these locations from 10 p.m. Friday, May 7 to closing (midnight) on Sunday, May 9.

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Red Line Bridge Repairs

Metrorail customers traveling between the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will be conducting maintenance on a portion of elevated tracks that cross a bridge outside the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail station. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend from 10 p.m. Friday, May 7, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, May 9.

On Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, all Red Line trains will depart approximately every 30 minutes from the Shady Grove and Glenmont Metrorail stations. Trains departing the Shady Grove Metrorail station will leave approximately at one minute, and 31 minutes past the hour. Trains departing the Glenmont Metrorail station will leave approximately at seven minutes, and 37 minutes past the hour.

Every other train traveling in the direction of the Shady Grove Metrorail station will terminate at the Medical Center Metrorail station. Every other train traveling in the direction of the Glenmont Metrorail station will terminate at the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metrorail station. For people traveling between the Medical Center and New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metrorail stations, trains will operate approximately every 15 minutes.

Orange Line Track Upgrades

Metrorail customers traveling between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly Metrorail stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time because Metro will be replacing old cross ties with new ties and welding new rail on the tracks in that area. Trains will share one track between these locations the entire weekend from 10 p.m., Friday, May 7, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, May 9.

Throughout the weekend, every other Orange Line traveling in the direction of the New Carrollton Metrorail station will terminate at the Stadium-Armory Metrorail station and return to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station. As a result, all Orange Line trains will operate every 12 to 15 minutes between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and Stadium-Armory Metrorail stations, and every 24 to 30 minutes between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and New Carrollton Metrorail stations.

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