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Metro passengers face delays, confusion from Red Line station closures

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Metro workers are busy directing passengers this weekend due to a major halt in some service along the red line. Some riders are confused, others are just used to the disruptions.

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"It won't make no difference, I'm going to get to work regardless," said Andrew Davis, Metro rider.

The "rail-blocks" have stopped all red line weekend service at DuPont Circle, Farragut North, and Metro Center through Sunday.

It's part of the system's five and a half billion dollar overhaul.

It affects locals and tourists alike.

"I don't really care but it's hard if you have golf in Bethesda to knock the red line out, said Aaron Philipson, a tourist.

Buses are in place to shuttle riders between stations.

"I think it's crazy for people trying to get to work," said Rachel Wright, a metro rider.

With rail improvements, also comes a price.

On Sunday, fares will go up on average 3-percent.

Some riders say they don't mind the extra costs, if it pays off .

"The people need to see the changes," said Jarvis Jackson, a metro rider.

You will find the shuttle buses lined up near the metro stops with service closures.

Check the WMATA website for any for other updates.

By Caroline Tucker

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