Red Line: For the fourth straight weekend, Metro will close the Medical Center and Bethesda stations to facilitate the Red Line leak waterproofing pilot. Buses will replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor from 7 a.m. Saturday through closing on Sunday. Free shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
- Local will operate between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights with intermediate stops at Medical Center and Bethesda. Add 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.
- Express will operate between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights only.
Green Line: Branch Avenue and Suitland stations will be closed while crews conduct switch replacement, grout pad and tie replacement, and station rehabilitation. Free shuttle buses will operate on three routes between Branch Avenue and Suitland, between Suitland and Naylor Road, and Express buses between Branch Avenue and Naylor Road.
On Friday through Sunday at 10:00 p.m. until closing, trains will single-track between Georgia Avenue-Petworth and Fort Totten to allow for communication cable installation for cell phone coverage.
Roads and Highways
A portion of the ramp from southbound I-95 to Dale Boulevard (Virginia Route 784) will be closed between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday to pave the realigned ramp, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Work crews will shut down lanes and ramps on Jefferson Davis Highway in the evenings for the next three weeks to install bridge beams on the Washington Boulevard overpass in Arlington County.
Amtrak service between Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh will be suspended through the weekend due to Wednesday morning’s CSX freight train derailment in Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Trains #29 and #30 on the Capitol Limited route will be replaced by buses.
“Customers with freight traveling across these lines should expect service disruptions for one week as recovery crews are working to fully restore service through the area and making any infrastructure or equipment repairs that may be necessary,” CSX said in a statement Wednesday.
At least 32 cars on the CSX train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Hyndman, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities evacuated the entire town, which has a population of about 900.