Buses Replace Trains On Red Line For Weekend Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says shuttle buses will replace trains on part of the red line this weekend, and the Metrorail system will open two hours early on Saturday for the Rock `n’ Roll Marathon.

Metro will open at 5 a.m. Saturday instead of the normal 7 a.m.

In addition, beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, buses will replace red line trains between the NoMa-Gallaudet and Takoma stations. Metro says customers using the bus service should add up to 40 minutes to their travel times.

On the orange line, trains will share a single track between East Falls Church and West Falls Church and between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, leading to delays. Metro says customers traveling on the orange line should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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