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7/14/2004



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WMATA preps Largo Town Center extension for late 2004 opening




Yesterday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) energized tracks along the Largo Town Center Metrorail extension, providing electricity to operate the authority’s heavy-rail cars.

Now, crews will begin testing communications and automatic train control systems to prepare for the $456 million extension’s year-end opening.

The 3.1-mile, two-station Blue Line extensions runs from the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant station to Largo Town Center with an intermediate station at Morgan Boulevard. The segment is the first extension to WMATA’s original 103-mile system.


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