Metro work to stifle Red, Orange, Blue lines

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Track and station work on three lines of the Metrorail system will cause delays for riders starting late Friday night.

(Photo: Jay Westcott)

The work on the Red, Orange and Blue Lines are expected to begin at about 9:30 on Friday night and last through the closing of the system on Sunday night.

On the Red Line, trains will single track between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Twinbrook as repairs are made to the platform at White Flint. Trains will also share a track between New York Ave.-Florida Ave.-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Ave.-Brentwood.

Orange Line trains will single track between West Falls Church and Ballston while crews work on the Dulles Metrorail extension project.

Finally, on the Blue Line, trains will share a track between Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield.

Customers are advised to add extra time to their commute while traveling through these areas.

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