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Metro Red Line Track Work


TO:  The Trinity Community


Metro will perform major track work over the weekend of September 6-8, 2013, which will directly affect stations and service on the Red Line near Trinity. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday. Trinity will continue to run its free shuttle to and from the Brookland Metro on its regular Friday- Sunday schedule.


The Brookland Station will be open. However, the Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Stations will be closed. Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between the Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Ave stations.
Red Line trains will operate every 10 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and at regular weekend intervals at other times between Shady Grove and Judiciary Sq, as well as Glenmont and Rhode Island Ave. Metro’s free shuttle buses will run either on an Express Stop Route (Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Ave only) or a Local Route (all stations). Allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop. Use Green or Yellow line service between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the work zone.


The last Red Line train of the night will depart Glenmont 30 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections, at 2:07 a.m. on Friday/Saturday and at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday.


Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between the Vienna and Ballston-MU stations. Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church will be closed.
Orange Line trains will operate between Ballston-MU and New Carrollton every 12 minutes during daytime hours and every 15-20 minutes at other times. Shuttle buses will run either on a Express Stop Route (Vienna and Ballston-MU only) or a Local Route (all stations). Allow 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop. Customers who drive and park at Orange Line stations may wish to consider parking in the Ballston area instead.


Metro says:  “We know that this track work may impact you and your organization, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Updated information will continue to be posted on Metro’s  Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts, the email and text messaging alert system designed to provide bus and rail customers with improved up-to-the-minute information about planned service changes and delays. Bus customers can receive alerts and advisories regarding route-specific delays, detours, schedule changes and construction activity. Learn more about this service online, or sign up today at”

~ Ann Pauley

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Trinity Washington University

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