Metrorail News: Red Line Weekend Track Work
This weekend, Red Line trains will single-track between Takoma and Forest Glen, and between Friendship Heights and Medical Center.
Single-tracking trains return to the Red Line this weekend.
Between 10 p.m. on Friday and closing on Sunday, Red Line trains will single-track between Takoma and Forest Glen (to allow for platform reconstruction and fiber-optic cable installation) and between Friendship Heights and Medical Center (to allow for third-rail insulator renewal and rail joint elimination for a safer and smoother ride), Metro reports on its website.
"Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 15 minutes of additional travel time," Metro reported.
But, "between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Friendship Heights and New York Avenue stations, providing service about every 12 minutes through the downtown core," Metro added.