• Potomac Yard Metrorail station

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by JDC
 
Sand Box John wrote: ā†‘Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:51 pm JDC
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.
That 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.
  by JDC
 
Official groundbreaking was last week, Dec. 19th.
  by JDC
 
Just an update, which may be old but I had not noticed it. More of the Potomac Greens neighborhood has been fenced off for construction-only access and a lot of gravel/sand has been delivered to create an access-type road stretching from Potomac Greens all the way north to where the project area ends.