Six Red Line Metro stations closed for track work

Red Line service will not run between Glenmont and Brookland-CU all weekend. (Photo: WMATA)

If you rely on the eastern branch of the Red Line to get around, you will have to make alternate arrangements this weekend.

Metro will shut down six stations entirely on the Red Line starting on Friday night at 10 p.m. as WMATA makes upgrades, installs new rail and inspects bridges.

The stations impacted by the closure include Brookland-CU, Fort Totten, Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont. Shuttles will run between the Glenmont, which serves as the one end of the Red Line in Montgomery County, to the Rhode Island Avenue Station in Northeast D.C.

Green and Yellow Line trains will continue to serve Fort Totten Station, but the Red Line platform will be closed. The stations are expected to reopen on Monday morning.

In addition, buses will replace trains between Cheverly and Deanwood on the Orange Line throughout the weekend. Both stations will remain open.