Metrorail Labor Day Death Wish?

Metrorail Labor Day Death Wish?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a good thing that nobody flies in or out of Washington, DC on Labor Day Weekend, or Metrorail would be in trouble. That’s when track work is scheduled on the Yellow and Blue lines, the ones that go to Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Luckily, people are in no hurry to catch their planes at National, because the track work delays won’t be indicated on Metro’s state-of-the-art Trip Planner. And people flying into National are so refreshed and cheerful, without any bulky luggage, so they will be amused that Metro explains: “The stations will remain open, but the track between them will be closed . . . .”

It’s very simple, really:

 • Blue Line trains will operate in two sections — between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Road; and between Largo Town Center and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

• Yellow Line trains also will operate in two sections — between Huntington and Braddock Road; and between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Greenbelt. 

• After 9 p.m., Friday, August 29, all Blue and Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. On Saturday, August 30, and Monday, September 1, all Blue and Yellow Line trains will operate every 12 minutes. On Sunday, August 31, all Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 15 minutes

•  Free shuttle bus service will be available every five minutes between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Braddock Road Metrorail stations to get riders through the affected area.

See? Easy! And Metro must have invented a shuttle bus that holds as many people as a six-car train! Why has no one told us?

Metro will save $250,000 by these manoevers, so if you miss your flight because of them, I’m sure Metro will be glad to reimburse you. Just make sure your airline takes SmarTrip Cards.

Image by Mike Licht.

One Response to “Metrorail Labor Day Death Wish?”

  1. New Metro Shuttle Bus? « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] will travel on U.S. airlines on Labor Day Weekend, August 27th to September 3rd. What better time to rip up the Metrorail tracks serving Washington, DC’s Ronald Reagan National […]

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