Sewer System Work Prompts Red Line Service Changes Next Week

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Release Date:
Nov. 25, 2016

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Sewer System Work Prompts Red Line Service Change


Beginning Monday, a segment of METRORail's Red Line will experience temporary service modifications to accommodate sewer system renovations in the Midtown area. 

Service interruptions begin Monday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 15 and will occur nightly from 10:30 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning. Regular service will resume Monday, Dec. 16 at 4 a.m.

The affected segment extends along the Red Line between Wheeler and Downtown Transit Center stations. During these periods, trains will run on a single track in this area with a 20-minute frequency.

Late night travelers should allow extra time to reach their destination during this three-week period.