Metro News Release

For immediate release: November 1, 2011

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Metro travel information for customers traveling to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport during weekend of Nov. 18-20
Buses replace trains on portions of the Blue and Yellow lines to allow for track work

Metro will offer special express bus service between Metro Center and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport throughout the weekend of November 18-20 for the benefit of customers traveling while critical rebuilding work is underway on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, November 18, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, November 20, buses will replace Metrorail trains on the Blue and Yellow lines between King Street and Pentagon City stations. Three stations -- Crystal City, National Airport and Braddock Road -- will be closed during this time.

Metro will operate four shuttle bus routes:

  • Downtown Express: Non-stop service between Metro Center (12th & G streets) and Reagan National Airport
  • Airport Route 1: King Street - Reagan National Airport
  • Airport Route 2: Pentagon City - Crystal City - Reagan National Airport
  • Local Route: Pentagon City - Crystal City - Braddock Road - King Street (Note: The local route will not stop at the airport.)

At National Airport, customers should board shuttle buses outside Door 1 (Terminal B) on the ticketing/departures roadway. Door 1 is located just outside the Alaska Airlines ticket counter location.

Customers traveling through the affected portion of the Blue/Yellow lines should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.  For complete details about track work during the weekend of November 18-20, click here

Historically, the weekend of November 18-20 is not an especially busy weekend for Metrorail ridership at Reagan National. Metrorail service at the airport will operate normally with no scheduled track work throughout the busy Thanksgiving week, beginning Monday, November 21, and continuing through Sunday, November 27.

News release issued at 11:28 am, November 1, 2011.

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