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Metro: Potomac Yard station still on track to open in May

Train going through Potomac Yard Metro station (image via WMATA/Twitter)

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced last year that the Potomac Yard Metro station would open in May and, as of early April, WMATA says that’s still the case.

A project being on-schedule isn’t typically noteworthy, but the Potomac Yard project has infamously faced repeated delays. The project is now scheduled to open a little over a year after the original plan to open in April 2022.

There was no mention of Potomac Yard in the recent Yellow Line reopening announcement, but in an email to ALXnow, a WMATA official said the station’s opening is on schedule for an opening next month.

“The Potomac Yard Station remains on schedule,” Media Relations Manager Sherri Ly said. “The opening will be separate from the Yellow Line Bridge and Tunnel reopening. We’ll make an announcement once we have a date.”

The Yellow Line, meanwhile, is scheduled to open back up on Sunday, May 7, a little over a month from today. The Yellow Line had been closed since September for maintenance work on the Potomac River tunnel and bridge.

There were promising signs last fall that showed significant progress on the station: the first train passed through the station late last year.

The artwork for the station was revealed earlier this year. Artist Rob Ley said the exteriors will be covered in halftone dots meant to evoke bluebells and cherry blossoms.

Image via WMATA/Twitter

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