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WMATA sets timetable for fall station shutdowns

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Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have announced the planned timetable for major disruptions to travel on the Blue and Yellow lines south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport later this year.

From Sept. 10 to Oct. 22, service at the stations south of the airport is expected to be closed, with a variety of free shuttle-bus options offered.
From the end of that first phase into the spring of 2023, stations will reopen with Yellow Line stations served by Blue Line or Green Line trains.

Limited-stop shuttles crossing the Potomac will be offered during weekday rush hours.

The closures are necessitated by work being done to connect the new Potomac Yard Metro station in Alexandria to the overall system, and a major rehabilitation of the Yellow Line tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza and the bridge crossing the Potomac River.

The projects are part of the transit agency’s 10-year, $15 billion capital program.

“These projects are carefully coordinated with the local jurisdictions to ensure convenient, reliable service is available across the region while we complete this critical work to maintain and improve our system,” said Andrew Off, the transit agency’s interim general manager and CEO.

More details are available at wmata.com/majorconstruction.

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