Metro trackwork for Presidents Day weekend

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The Yellow Line will get a break from trackwork this Presidents Day weekend, but all other lines will experience delays. And on Monday, Metro will operate on a Saturday schedule as it continues working to rebuild its system, opening at 5 a.m. and closing at midnight.

• On the Orange Line, shuttles will replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, starting at 10 p.m. Friday. Two stations, Minnesota Ave and Deanwood, will be closed. The last train from New Carrollton to Cheverly will leave early, at 1:46 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and at 10:46 p.m. Sunday and Monday nights.

• On the Blue Line, shuttles will replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Largo Town Center, starting at 10 p.m. Friday. That means five stations will be closed: Benning Road, Capitol Heights, Addison Road, Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center. Metro will offer shuttle routes that stop at every rail stop, as well as express routes that stop at fewer stations. Metro warns riders to add between 35 and 50 minutes of travel time to their plans.

• On the Red Line, trains will single-track between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma starting at 10 p.m. Friday. Trains will be operating every 20 minutes throughout the line all weekend, except for between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet, which will have extra trains during the day Saturday, Sunday and Monday, until 9 p.m.

• On the Green Line, shuttles will replace trains between Greenbelt and College Park on Saturday only.

lessley@washingtonexaminer.com

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