Fort Totten platform reconstruction last weekend (courtesy: WMATA)
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)--You may want to give yourself extra time and bring a little patience if you plan on using Metro trains this weekend.
Nine stations will be closed on the Red and Green Lines for improvement work. Plus there will be track work on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines.
All this work will begin at 10pm Friday, May 3 and last until closing time on Sunday evening, May 5.
There is no scheduled track work this weekend on the Yellow Line.
Here is how things breakdown by line according to Metro:
RED LINE: 10pm Friday, May 3--closing Sunday, May 5
Closed Stations: Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Glenmont and Fort Totten on two routes: Express buses will operate non-stop between Glenmont and Fort Totten stations. Customers using express buses should add about 30 minutes to their travel time. Local buses will operate between Glenmont and Fort Totten, with intermediate stops at Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma stations. Customers using local buses should add up to 50 minutes to their travel time.
GREEN LINE: 10pm Friday, May 3--closing Saturday May 4
Closed Stations: Branch Avenue, Suitland, Naylor Road, Southern Avenue
Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Congress Heights and Branch Avenue stations to allow for necessary track upgrades and renewal.
On Sunday, Green Line trains will single track between Branch Avenue and Congress Heights to allow for necessary track upgrades and renewal. Throughout the day, trains will operate every 30 minutes between Branch Avenue and Greenbelt.
ORANGE LINE: 10pm Friday, May 3--closing Sunday, May 5
Trains will single track through two work zones: between Clarendon and Foggy Bottom to allow for fiber-optic cable installation, and between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly for platform reconstruction at Deanwood, rail renewal and fastener maintenance.
Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will operate every 26 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton.
BLUE LINE:10pm Friday, May 3--closing Sunday May 5
Trains will single track between Arlington Cemetery and Foggy Bottom to allow for fiber-optic cable installation.
Throughout the weekend, Blue Line trains will operate every 26 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center.