Weekend Construction Update: Red Line Service Closure at Fort Totten, Brookland Stations

Metro’s Red Line will close this weekend between Takoma and Rhode Island Ave. stations, with no Red Line service at Fort Totten and Brookland on Saturday and Sunday.

Free shuttle buses will replace trains, and the Green Line platform will stay open at Fort Totten as an alternative for some customers heading into downtown D.C.

According to a press release, Metro will install radio and fiber-optic cables over the weekend to enhance communications systems and support future technology upgrades. Crews will conduct additional signaling, track, and system maintenance between the Red Line stations.

On the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines, service will be modified to allow for single tracking between McPherson Square and Smithsonian stations. Workers will replace rail and fasteners, weld sections of rail together to remove joints for a safer, smoother ride, and perform other mechanical and system maintenance.

For more information and travel alternatives, visit Metro’s website.

Photo: “WMATA 7000 series Red Line train at Twinbrook 2023-01-07” by John Brighenti is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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