Metro riders can expect mostly 20-minute waits between trains this weekend, March 8-10, as the agency does work on all five lines. Metro will close portions of the Orange and Blue lines, and trains will share one track on parts of Metro's other lines as the agency continues to catch up on a backlog of maintenance.
Also, Metro will close an hour earlier Saturday night as daylight saving time starts this weekend.
Here's what's happening on each Metro line from Friday at 10 p.m. until the system closes Sunday:
• On the Orange Line, the Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed, and free shuttles will replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Riders taking the free shuttles through that section of track should add between 20 to 30 minutes to their travel times, Metro officials said. Trains will also single-track between East Falls Church and West Falls Church as crews integrate signals with the new Silver Line, set to open late this year.
• On the Blue Line, free shuttle buses will replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road, since the Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed. Shuttle riders should expect to add about 15 minutes to their travel times.
• On the Red Line, trains will share one track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue stations. Trains are expected to arrive every 20 minutes, though between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, trains will come every 10 minutes between Shady Grove and Judiciary Square.
• On the Green and Yellow lines, trains will single-track between L'Enfant Plaza and Mt Vernon Square stations.