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D.C. Metro aims to ease station closures near Reagan Airport

Orrin Konheim - Special to The Washington Times The Washington TimesJune 9, 2019

Metro is focused on providing alternatives during the summer shutdown of subway stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, intent on maintaining its recently rebounded customer satisfaction scores.

Beginning Saturday, six Blue and Yellow line stations Van Dorn Street, Eisenhower Avenue, King Street-Old Town, Braddock Road, Franconia-Springfield and Huntington will be closed until Sept. 8 so their platforms can be repaired and rebuilt. Metro said the closures will affect at least 17,000 riders a day.

“Metro is developing plans to retain and welcome back riders at the end of the platform reconstruction project,” said transit agency spokesman Ian Jannetta. “More immediately, our goal is to ensure that customers’ experience using free express and local shuttle services is as seamless as possible and that they have the information they need to make informed decisions regarding travel alternatives.”

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