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“This is the Orange Line to Largo Town Center.”

July 4, 2006, 3:47 AM

Hey, it’s the Fourth of July. That means once again, and for the first year with Dan Tangherlini as General Manager, Metro is running the special July 4 service. So today, Orange goes from Vienna to both New Carrollton and Largo Town Center. Blue Line starts at Huntington (vs. at Franconia-Springfield, aka “FRANC-SPRINGD“), and goes to Rosslyn. Yellow Line goes from Franconia-Springfield to Mt. Vernon Square. Then Red and Green run their regular routes, but will turn back some trains at Silver Spring and Fort Totten, respectively. And then Smithsonian is closed all day.

So all in all, I think I’m going to have a good day. See you when I get back.

Web site: A map of the Metro as it runs the other 364 days of the year. There's a lot more orange on the map today, if nothing else.

Song: "...did you ever see a llama, kiss a llama on the llama..."

Quote: Happy railfanning!

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