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Metro’s red, blue, orange lines will have weekend delays

WASHINGTON — Metro customers traveling on the red, blue and orange lines should expect to add 20 minutes to their commutes this weekend because of track work.

On the red line, track work will start Friday evening and continue through Sunday. Trains will share one track between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Twinbrook and between Takoma and Forest Glen while workers upgrade train control rooms and work on station platforms.

On the blue and orange lines, trains will share one track between Foggy Bottom-GWU and Arlington Cemetery. Metro is replacing rail fasteners in the area.

Metro announced Thursday that it will soon change its approach to weekend track work, closing stations instead of having trains share a single track. Metro says the approach will allow them to get more work done and inconvenience fewer customers.