Shutdown of four Red Line Metro stations Labor Day weekend

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Trains to follow Sunday schedule on Labor Day

metro logoMetro riders must board shuttles on part of the Red Line through Monday to allow for the continuation of a waterproofing pilot program to reduce leaks in tunnels and for maintenance work, spokesperson Ron Holzer said.

Holzer said the shutdown is scheduled for Sept. 2 through 4 and Sept. 9 and Sept. 10.

Buses replace trains between Twinbrook and Friendship Heights stations through closing Monday, officials said in a news release. White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore, Medical Center and Bethesda stations will be closed through Monday.


My Week in SafeTrack: A Travelogue

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Twinbrook Metro signCOURTESY PHOTO  

I live in Silver Spring and work in Alexandria, normally parking my car at the Twinbrook Metro station.

After I park, I catch the southbound Red Line to Gallery Place, where I transfer to the Yellow Line in the direction of either Huntington or Franconia and ride to King Street.

From there, it’s about a half mile walk to my office. The commute takes about an hour, and I start work at 8:30 a.m., so I try to be on the train at Twinbrook not much later than 7 a.m..

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