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09/23/2011 08:47 am ET Updated Nov 23, 2011

Metro Weekend Trackwork: Single Tracking On Red Line Through Downtown

WASHINGTON -- If you're planning on using the Red Line this weekend through downtown, plan to add 30 minutes of additional travel time if you're heading to or passing through the Farragut North, Metro Center and Gallery Place-Chinatown stations. Metro is continuing major construction work at Farragut North, where the transit agency is in the process of strengthening two municipal utility lines that pass through the northern end of the station hall.

That means starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Red Line trains will share the same track between the Dupont Circle and Judiciary Square stations. Between 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Red Line trains will leave the Shady Grove and Glenmont terminals every 10 minutes, with every other train turning back at Dupont Circle and Union Station. Trains will leave their terminal stations every 20 minutes at all other times. The construction work is scheduled to wrap up before the opening of the system on Monday.

In other weekend trackwork, Blue Line trains will share the same track between the Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon City stations; Orange Line trains will share the same track between the West Falls Church and Vienna stations, with every other train from the New Carrollton terminal turning back at West Falls Church; and Green Line trains will share the same track between the Southern Avenue and Naylor Road stations. That work begins 10 p.m. Friday and will wrap up before the system opens on Monday. Metro suggests adding 20 minutes of additional travel time through those sections of track.