Yellow Line stations closures this weekend will affect Huntington Metro users

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Yellow Line users at Huntington face a detour this weekend.

The Reagan National Airport and Crystal City metrorail stations on the Yellow Line will be closed this weekend, meaning Huntington station riders will need to use shuttle buses to complete trips beyond those points.

Metro announced yesterday that it is closing those two stations on Saturday and Sunday for communication cable installation and platform rehabilitation. Free shuttle buses will be available for northbound Yellow Line riders at the Braddock Road station and for southbound riders at the Pentagon City station. The buses will stop at the two closed stations, and Metro says to expect 15 minutes of travel time for each stop.

Trains will operate every 15 minutes between Huntington and Braddock Road during the closures. To allow for shuttle bus connections, the last train will depart Huntington at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, which is 30 minutes earlier than usual.

Riders will not be charged twice on their SmartTrip cards when exiting and entering the stations before and after the riding the shuttle bus. 

If you plan on using the Red Line or Orange Line, service will be affected on those lines as well. See more information on the WMATA website

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