- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest slowdown of Metro’s 9-month maintenance blitz will be more disruptive than initially planned.

From Tuesday through Aug. 18, trains will share a single track on Metro’s red line between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations in Maryland.

Also, this weekend, Metro says the red line will be shut down entirely between the Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations. That previously unscheduled shutdown was ordered after a derailment last month on the orange line. The derailment occurred at a point where trains switch from one track to another, and crews will be repairing switches during the work this weekend.

Metro has been shutting down or slowing down service on portions of track since June in an effort to catch up on maintenance and make the system safer.

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