Light rail service will be interrupted this weekend

NORFOLK — Light rail service between Newtown Road and Military Highway will be suspended from March 9-10 to allow workers to install a drainage conduit under the train tracks.

The work is associated with continuing construction of new ramps at the I-64/264 interchange, according to a news release from the city.

A bus bridge will be in place for those customers riding between the two stations. Regular rail service will operate Friday evening until the end of the service day.

Regular service resumes March 11.

There will be no train service to Newtown Road during the interruption.

The light rail will operate at 30-minute intervals on March 9 before 8:30 a.m. and after 10:30 p.m. and at 20-minute intervals during all other times.

On March 10 and March 17 it will operate at 20-minute intervals.

Eastbound customers heading to Newtown Road, will exit the train at Military Highway and board a bus to Newtown Road.

Westbound customers using Military Highway, Ingleside Road, or Ballentine Boulevard will board on the eastbound platform.

Customers are urged to stay alert to train movement when catching the correct train.

Signs will be placed on the westbound platform directing customers.

Train operators will make announcements concerning direction of travel.

Trains will merge to the normal track after clearing Ballentine Station.

A second shutdown is also scheduled to continue the work for March 17 only. Normal service will resume the following day.

All work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled if necessary, officials said.

For more information, visit or call Customer Service at 757-222-6100.

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