Buses will replace Red Line trains between Fort Totten and Forest Glen this weekend to allow for platform reconstruction, signal testing, track maintenance and fiber-optic cable installation, according to Metro's website.
The work will begin 10 p.m. Friday and will continue through system closing on Sunday, Metro added.
Two stations—Silver Spring and Takoma—will be closed. Red Line trains will operate in two segments:
- Between Shady Grove and Fort Totten every 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and at regular weekend intervals at other times.
- Between Forest Glen and Glenmont every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.
Metro advised passengers traveling through the work zone to allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.
Changes to last train times:
- On Friday and Saturday nights, the last Red Line train from Glenmont will leave at 2:05 a.m., 32 minutes earlier than normal, to allow for bus connections. The last train from Fort Totten to Shady Grove will leave at 2:50 a.m., stopping at Metro Center at 3:06 a.m. and arriving at Shady Grove at 3:40 a.m.
- On Sunday night, the last Red Line train from Glenmont will leave at 11:05 p.m., 32 minutes earlier than normal. The last train from Fort Totten to Shady Grove will leave at 11:50 p.m., stopping at Metro Center at 12:06 a.m. and arriving at Shady Grove at 12:40 a.m.