Metro News Release

For immediate release: January 29, 2009

Share Print


Metro sets its February weekend track maintenance schedule
Pentagon Metrorail station closed during President's Day weekend

In February, Metro will undertake a major track rehabilitation project that will close the Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line) Metrorail station during the President’s Day holiday weekend, replace rail fasteners on the Red Line, and replace a rail switch on the Green and Yellow lines to upkeep the tracks and help ensure good Metrorail service. Customers should expect significant travel delays during these select times.

Friday, February 6, to Sunday, February 8

Red Line - Metrorail customers traveling between the Silver Spring and Forest Glen Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes of travel time for their trips because personnel will replace rail fasteners that stabilize the rail tracks. Trains will share one track between these locations from 8 p.m., Friday, February 6, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, February 8.

Friday, February 13, to Monday, February 16

Blue and Yellow Line - Metro will undertake a major track rehabilitation project on the Blue and Yellow Line that will close the Pentagon Metrorail station for three days from Friday night, February 13 to midnight, Monday, February 16. Metrorail will operate special service on the Blue, Yellow and Green lines and will provide free shuttle bus service between the Pentagon City, Pentagon, and L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail stations to get riders around the closure.

Metro personnel will replace rail switches, fasteners and stud bolts at the Pentagon Metrorail station from 10 p.m., Friday, February 13 to midnight, Monday, February 16. A rail switch or “interlocking” is an intersection in the track, where trains “switch” from one track to another. This work must be done to ensure service quality and safe operation through the Pentagon Metrorail station.

Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22

Red Line - Metrorail customers traveling between the Silver Spring and Forest Glen Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes of travel time for their trips because personnel will replace rail fasteners that stabilize the rail tracks. Trains will share one track between these locations from 8 p.m., Friday, February 20, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, February 22.

Friday, February 27, to Sunday, March 1

Green and Yellow Line - Metrorail customers traveling between the Mount Vernon Sq-7th St Convention Center and U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metrorail stations should add 30 minutes of travel time because of switch maintenance at the Mount Vernon Sq-7th St Convention Center Metrorail station. A switch or “interlocking” is an intersection in the track, where trains can “switch” from one track to another, depending on their destination and route. Trains will share one track between these locations from 10 p.m., Friday, February 27, to closing (midnight) on Sunday, March 1.

Please note, this schedule is subject to change. Metro riders should visit www.metroopensdoors.com at the end of each month to see the following month’s schedule of work. Metro will continue to post news releases each Thursday as a reminder to provide updates about any last minute track maintenance schedule changes.

Be one of the first to find out when Metrorail is experiencing a service disruption by signing up to receive an e-alert. You can personalize Metro e-alerts by signing up to monitor service on specific lines on specific days of the week and on specific times of the day. You can always unsubscribe or change your e-alert preferences. To sign up, visit http://www.wmata.com/riding/alerts/metrorail_alerts.cfm.

###








News release issued at 12:53 pm, January 29, 2009.


© 2014 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority       Privacy Policy and Legal Disclaimer

   BrowseAloud icon