Metro Red, Blue Line work this weekend to cause service changes

(AP, WJLA) - Metro has announced temporary service changes on the Blue Line this weekend to allow Virginia officials to work on the Telegraph Road bridge near King Street station, including the closure of two stations at the end of the line.

The agency says in a news release that Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations will be closed on Sunday and buses will replace trains between Franconia-Springfield and King Street stations. Normal rail service will begin on Monday.

On Saturday, all Blue Line trains will operate between Largo Town Center and Huntington while a shuttle train operates on a single track between King Street and Franconia-Springfield.

Metro says customers who are affected by the temporary changes should allow 30 minutes of extra travel time.

WMATA will also single track along portions of the Blue and Red Lines all weekend. Single tracking will occur on the Blue Line between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road-Seat Pleasant.

On the Red Line, single tracking will occur in two places: between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Twinbrook, and between Takoma and Forest Glen.