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Closures Ahead For Metro Lines With Cable Problems


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The downtown and Midtown segments of Metro's light rail line will be closed during parts of the next two weekends to fix problems the transit agency blames on faulty construction.

In December, Metro's board of directors authorized KBR Inc. to repair the problem at a cost of up to $812,000.

The closures will last from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and on Jan. 19-20. Buses will shuttle passengers in the closed segments at 12-minute intervals, Metropolitan Transit Authority spokeswoman Raequel Roberts said.

Roberts said the work is to fix persistent trouble with the cables that carry current from power stations along the route to the rails. Metro says the problem caused parts of the line to shut down on three occasions.

Roberts said similar repairs will be made in other parts of the 7.5-mile line. The segment from Fannin South to the Texas Medical Center is tentatively scheduled to shut down Jan. 26-27, followed by the segment in the Museum District, she said.

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