Sand Box John wrote: ↑Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:51 pm JDCThat explains it. Although it was not really much of a forest (and a lot of the trees were dying), I'll miss that green patch going to/from DC.
Noticed today that the contractor has cut down a huge section of trees that were between metro tracks and GW parkway north of construction site. Not sure why so much needed to go and so far north of station on that side of track.
The station will be built east of the existing curve north of the substation. Plans also call for the installation of a #10 double crossover on the same tangent north of the station The length of that tangent is around 1,000' add another 500' or so at both ends to tie the new alignment into the existing one.
Living in Springfield, VA; Working at Half & L, DC.