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Rail News: Maintenance Of Way
WMATA to close stations to prepare for platform reconstruction
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will close six stations to perform site preparations and testing in advance of a major platform reconstruction project scheduled for this summer.
Engineers will conduct core drilling around the stations to assess conditions, and power to the stations will be cut to allow testing on cables and electrical systems. In addition, crews will conduct hazard assessment and mitigation, install temporary safety equipment and perform inspections of the platform structures, WMATA officials said in a press release.
The closure will also be used to conduct maintenance and track work, including rail and tie renewal and switch maintenance near Braddock Road Station.
For more information on the station closures, visit wmata.com.
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