Metro Releases Timeline of Restoration for Stadium-Armory Service | NBC4 Washington

Metro Releases Timeline of Restoration for Stadium-Armory Service

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    Smoke billows from a fire that destroyed a power substation at the Stadium-Armory Metro station. The fire, the smoke and the fire retardant used to fight the fire forced Metro to take the substation offline and reduce service to the station. (Photo: Metro)

    Repairs to the Stadium-Armory Metro station should be complete by the end of this year -- three months earlier than expected, Metro said Wednesday.

    That's good news for passengers who use Stadium-Armory, where a fire had destroyed a power substation and led to reduced service and train speeds at the station.

    The reduced service and speed has affected trains on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

    The new completion date was reported on the Metro web site Tuesday.

    The Traction Power Substation was destroyed in a fire on Sept. 21. The power substation was taken offline after the fire.

    While repairs are being made, Metro says it is “feeding” power to the area of Stadium-Armory from two smaller substations farther away. To avoid overloading the system, train speeds were reduced and there are a limited number of trains passing through the area, according to Metro.

    Metro originally estimated the repairs would take up to six months. 

    Riders can view a video and get details about upcoming project milestones by visiting the Metro web site: http://www.wmata.com/stadium