MetroRail changes in Leander
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MetroRail changes in Leander

September 18, 2019


MORNING. 2-SALLY:IF YOU LIVE IN LEANDER AND TAKE METRORAIL TO GET INTO WORK – THERE ARE SOME CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.2-JOHN: BEGINNING TODAY ONE TRAIN IN AND OUT OF DOWNTOWN FROM THE LEANDER STATION WON’T RUN DUE TO MAINTENANCE ON A BRIDGE. KATE WEIDAW IS LIVE AT THE LAKELINE STATION WITH THE DETAILS. KATE:IF YOU NORMALLY TAKE THE 8:40 METRORAIL THAT LEAVES THE LEANDER STATION – FOR THE NEXT MONTH YOU’LL BE HOPPING ON A BUS THAT WILL TAKE YOU HERE TO THE LAKELINE STATION FOR THE 9:22 SOUTHBOUND TRAIN.AND IF YOU LEAVE DOWNTOWN AT 3:44 THAT TRAIN WILL STOP HERE AT LAKELINE AND YOU’LL BOARD A BUS TO THE LEANDER STATION. IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF MAINTENANCE TO THE BRIDGE OVER BRUSHY CREEK.IN ANTICIPATION OF INCREASED METRORAIL SERVICE NEXT YEAR – CAP METRO IS ADDING SUPPORT TIES TO THIS BRIDGE SO IT’S READY FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINS.YOU MIGHT REMEMBER EARLIER THIS YEAR CAP METRO RECEIVED FOUR ADDITIONAL METRORAIL CARS THAT WILL BE OPERATING COME THE START OF NEXT YEAR.THAT WILL BRING THE FLEET TO 10 CARS.THE WORK ON THE BRIDGE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ENTIRE MONTH.AND IF YOU USE THE BRUSHY CREEK TRAIL – THE MAINTENANCE WILL ALSO IMPACT YOU.SAM SARGENT/CAP. METRO COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COORDINATOR”THE PORTION OF THE BRIDGE THAT WILL BE WORKED ON THE TRAIL GOES UNDERNEATH IT. WE’LL NEED TO CLOSE JUST THE PORTION OF THE TRAIL RIGHT UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE AND SIGNAGE HAS GONE UP ALONG THE TRAILHEADS AND TRAIL JUST SO FOLKS WHO ARE OUT BIKING OR WALKING KNOW THERE IS GOING TO BE A TURN AROUND POINT THERE.” KATE:IN ALL CAP METRO HAS 44 BRIDGES ALONG THE 32 MILES THE METRORAIL RUNS.THEY TELL ME WHILE THEY ARE DOING MAINTENANCE TO ALMOST ALL OF THEM THIS YEAR – THIS IS THE ONLY TIME SERVICE WILL NEED TO BE DISRUPTED.JOHN:KATE, WHAT HAPPENS IF CREWS WORKING ON THE BRIDGE RUN LATE – WILL OTHER TRAINS HAVE TO BE CHANGED?

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