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6 Blue and Yellow line Metro stations to close for this summer. Here's what you need to know

Trains will be replaced by free shuttle buses at Braddock Road, King St-Old Town, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Six Blue and Yellow line train stations will close this Saturday for platform reconstruction and infrastructure improvements, Metro officials said

Until Sept. 8, rail service south of Reagan National Airport will be replaced by five free shuttles. The three-month shutdown aims to fix crumbling outdoor station platforms which have been worn away by the elements.

RELATED: New slug lines offer commuting alternative during Metro shutdown

The stations that will be closed from May 25 to Sept. 8 are the following:

  • Braddock Road
  • King St-Old Town
  • Eisenhower Ave
  • Huntington
  • Van Dorn St.
  • Franconia-Springfield

“Customers have many good options, but I encourage everyone to take the time to study the shuttle options, learn more about the bus routes that serve your neighborhood, and then be prepared to add an extra half hour to your regular travel time” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld. 

WMATA says parking will be free at the Van Dorn St., Franconia-Springfield and Huntington stations.

RELATED: Metro to start running Yellow Line trains to Greenbelt on Saturday

For more information on closures and travel alternatives visit wmata.com/platforms

Credit: Washington Metro Area Transit Authority
Six blue and yellow Metro stations are closed May 25 to Sept. 8, 2019.

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