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March 12, 2018

Silver Line service to be reduced Friday, March 16, Blue Line to be rerouted to New Carrollton

Metro is advising customers of a service change on Friday, March 16, that will reduce Silver Line service and reroute Blue Line trains to allow for concrete structural repairs between Benning Road and Capitol Heights.

The service change is necessary to address a crack in the concrete "floating slab" beneath the rails between Benning Road and Capitol Heights stations. Metro currently has a speed restriction in the area to allow trains to continue to operate safely until permanent repairs are made March 16-18. The existing structure dates back to the original construction of this segment of the Blue Line, which opened in 1980.

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