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"[D.C.] Metro’s entire Blue Line is being shut down for more than three months starting Saturday," reports Matt Blitz.
"The closing of the Blue Line, which runs through parts of Arlington, is due to platform reconstruction work being performed at the Arlington Cemetery station. Additionally, work is being done at the Addison Road station in Maryland." Service is expected to be restored on the Blue Line on May 23. In the meantime, a shuttle bus will replace service between the Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery, and Pentagon stations during the project.
According to Blitz, the Blue Line work is part of a larger project to reconstruct, modernize and update station platforms throughout the system. The video above provides more details on the systemwide platform improvement project.
It's just the latest in years of service closures by Metro in recent years. Memories of the system closures for the SafeTrack repair program that affected service from 2016 to 2018 are still fresh. Station improvements also closed down portions of the Orange Line and the entire Silver Line over the summer in 2020.