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Big plans are in the works for the New Carrollton Metro station over the next few years.
The Purple Line, a proposed light-rail line to connect New Carrollton and Bethesda in Maryland, has long been promoted as a way to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and offer another commuting option between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
For Marylanders, MARC just isn't an option at night or on weekends, but some want it to change.
Metro says its rail service will stay open late to accommodate Washington Redskins fans attending the rescheduled Dec. 30 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The good news for the long holiday weekend - all major road construction is suspended in Virginia, Maryland, and the District from 12 p.m. Friday through 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.
It's now happened for the 27th time. Metro says a cracked rail outside Friendship Heights is causing single tracking on the Red Line between Medical Center and Van Ness-UDC.
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