WASHINGTON -- With thousands of people expected in the nation's capital this weekend for various Capital Pride events, expect crowded conditions on the Metrorail system, especially on the Red Line in the vicinity of Dupont Circle, where Saturday's Pride parade will be taking place.
Here's what to expect. From Metro's track work advisory ...
Buses will replace Orange Line trains between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for testing associated with the Silver Line Metrorail extension. Orange Line trains will operate in two sections: between Vienna and West Falls Church at regular weekend intervals, and between East Falls Church and New Carrollton at regular weekend intervals. Customers using shuttle bus service should allow about 20 minutes of additional travel time. View Advisory
Trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road to allow for repairs to the "floating concrete slabs" beneath the rails. Blue Line trains will depart Largo Town Center and Franconia-Springfield every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time. View Advisory
Trains will single track between Takoma and Forest Glen to allow for platform reconstruction and fiber optic cable installation. Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 10 minutes of additional travel time. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Shady Grove and New York Ave stations, providing service every 10 minutes on the western side of the Red Line. View Advisory
Green Line trains will single track between College Park and Greenbelt to allow for tie renewal. Trains will operate at normal weekend intervals. Every other train will begin/end service at College Park, rather than Greenbelt. Customers traveling to/from Greenbelt Station should allow up to 15 minutes of additional travel time. View Advisory
Happy travels ...