2 Metro Stations To Close Beginning Saturday

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Beginning Saturday, there will be no red line service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet until Sept. 3rd.

WMATA will be closing the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations to allow crews to make structural repairs, the transit agency said in February.

NBC Washington reports, free shuttle buses will travel between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Avenue and NoMa-Gallaudet U. Metro will also run express shuttles between Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue for riders travelling to the areas of Metro Center, Gallery Place and Union Station.

WMATA tells metro riders to transfer to the Green or Yellow lines between Fort Totten and Gallery Place. The transit agency goes on to say it will add extra capacity to the Green and Yellow lines, including running some Yellow Line trains to and from Greenbelt.

The MetroExtra G9 bus will connect Rhode Island Avenue to downtown D.C. and other rail and bus lines. It will run during Metrorail operating hours daily. The MetroExtra G9 will use a new dedicated bus lane along Rhode Island Avenue NE from North Capitol Street to 12th Street NE, daily except Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During rush-hour service, Red Line trains will run every six minutes between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet and every 10 minutes between Glenmont and Fort Totten.

WMATA’s website says, “The structural work cannot be completed while trains are running on either track and will resolve platform conditions that affect the alignment between the platform and trains, presenting challenges for customers with disabilities,”



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