- Associated Press - Sunday, November 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro says orange and silver line riders should prepare for fewer trains as a result of track work that will last several weeks.

Metro says the work begins Monday and continues through Dec. 21. It will result in service reductions for every rider on the orange and silver lines regardless of their origin or destination. Metro says that during the 24-day period trains will share a single track between West Falls Church and East Falls Church so crews can do work in the area. Metro says that as a result, orange and silver line trains will operate every 20 minutes.

Metro’s general manager Paul J. Wiedefeld says that officials: “need about half of all riders on the orange and silver lines to stay off of Metrorail altogether.”

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