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6 Metro stations reopen on Blue, Yellow Lines after two-month closure

Blue Line service resumes at six stations; Yellow Line remains shuttered for six months

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After closing for nearly two months, six metro stations on the Blue and Yellow Lines re-opened on Sunday. 

Passengers were seen lining up to catch the first train at the King St-Old Town station. They’ve been closed for eight weeks, and now Blue Line service is resuming. But there is still ongoing project on the Yellow Line, and trains will cross not the Potomac River for another six months.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to the airport and getting home, so I'm glad people can start taking the Metro again," said David Angeles, who rode the train to reach National Airport and return to Chicago. "I got here the other day and I ended up taking the shuttle bus they had going which was a surprise. I thought I'd be taking the shuttle bus back today so all kinds of surprises."

The Blue Line is now back up and running to six stations: Braddock Rd, King St Old Town, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia-Springfield.

Its passengers have been using shuttle buses since September 10th. But free rush hour shuttles will continue with the Yellow Line suspended until May 2023.

Metro says it's making progress on the Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehabilitation Project. For now, the Virginia Yellow Line stops will be served with additional Blue Line trains every 15 minutes and Green Line trains will cover Yellow station stops in the District.

The Blue Line closed to allow work on the new Potomac Yard station, but that station won’t open until 2023.

Yellow line service remains shuttered for at least the next 6 months.

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