• DC Metro Red Line To Close This Weekend For Construction

    The Red line of the DC Metro will be closed between NoMa and Farragut North for two days this weekend for Emergency Call Box replacement.

    Buses will replace trains on the Red Line from 12 a.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday between NoMa-Gallaudet and Farragut North, Metro announced. The shutdown is part of a larger $5.5 million project to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting and communication systems– the largest expenditure on the system since it was built in the 1970s. (RELATED: DC Metro Gave Away Bike Locks As Its Train Stations Burned)

    This specific shutdown is for “Emergency Call Box replacement.” (RELATED: Shocking New Details Emerge In DC Metro Smoke Incident That Left A Woman Dead)

    Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate normally, and Yellow and Green line trains will run every 20 minutes through the weekend. (VIDEO: Cops Remove Crazed, Pantsless Man From DC Metro Platform)

    D.C. is considering abandoning another expensive project aimed at connecting the city via streetcars. After dumping $190 million over 10 years into the project to put trains on a 2.2 mile stretch of track on H Street, the city may have to scrap the project entirely for safety reasons. The trains are currently running but cannot be ridden by the public

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