Metro News Release

For immediate release: February 2, 2012

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Important customer information about this weekend's Blue/Yellow service

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday, shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Court House and Foggy Bottom and Blue Line trains between Pentagon and Foggy Bottom to allow for rail fastener renewal, insulator replacement and sludge removal from the tunnel beneath the Potomac River. Two stations — Rosslyn and Arlington Cemetery — will be closed.

Orange Line trains will operate in two segments: between Vienna and Court House every 20 minutes, and between Foggy Bottom and New Carrollton at normal weekend service levels.

Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield and Mt. Vernon Square via the Yellow Line bridge at normal weekend service levels, and between Foggy Bottom and Largo Town Center at normal weekend service levels.

Bus shuttle options
Free shuttle buses will operate in three routes:
1. Between Court House, Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom in a continuous loop at all hours the Metrorail system is open.
2. Between Foggy Bottom, Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon in a continuous loop at all hours the Metrorail system is open.
3. Between Court House, Rosslyn and Pentagon every 15 minutes until midnight each day.

Travel advice for customers
This weekend, all Blue Line trains to or from Virginia will operate over the Yellow Line bridge -- between Mt. Vernon Square and Franconia-Springfield -- in addition to regular Blue Line service between Foggy Bottom and Largo Town Center. While bus shuttle service is available, customers traveling between the District and Blue/Yellow stations in Virginia may wish to consider alternate travel options:

  • Traveling DC or Maryland to Blue/Yellow stations in Virginia: Take a train to L'Enfant Plaza or Gallery Place, then transfer to a southbound Yellow or Blue train for service to your destination.  These trains will depart from the upper level at L'Enfant Plaza and from the lower level at Gallery Place.
  • Traveling from Blue/Yellow stations in Virginia TO stations in DC or Maryland: Take a Blue/Yellow train to L'Enfant Plaza or Gallery Place for appropriate rail connections to your destination.

Customers traveling via shuttle buses allow 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.

Last trains before work begins Friday night:

  • Blue Line
    Eastbound: Depart Franconia-Springfield at 9:12 p.m., at Foggy Bottom 9:43 p.m., arrive at Largo Town Center at 10:16 p.m.
    Westbound: Depart Largo Town Center at 9:11 p.m., at Pentagon 9:52 p.m., arrive at Franconia-Springfield at 10:15 p.m.
  • Orange Line
    Eastbound: Depart Vienna at 9:28 p.m., at Foggy Bottom 9:53 p.m., arrive at New Carrollton at 10:25 p.m.
    Westbound: Depart New Carrollton at 9:18 p.m., at Court House 9:55 p.m., arrive at Vienna at 10:15 p.m.

Last Train Information

  • On Friday and Saturday: Last eastbound Blue Line Train from Franconia-Springfield will depart at 2:07 a.m. (22 minutes earlier than normal). Last westbound Blue Line train from Largo will arrive at Foggy Bottom 2:54 a.m., leave Pentagon at 3:40 a.m., and arrive at Franconia-Springfield at 4:03 a.m.Last eastbound Orange Line Train from Vienna will depart at 2:10 a.m. (15 minutes earlier than normal). Last westbound Orange Line train from New Carrollton will arrive at Foggy Bottom 3:10 a.m., leave Court House 3:35 a.m., and arrive at Vienna at 3:55 a.m.
  • On Sunday: Last eastbound Blue Line Train from Franconia-Springfield will depart at 11:07 p.m. (22 minutes earlier than normal). Last westbound Blue Line train from Largo will arrive at Foggy Bottom 11:54 p.m., and leave Pentagon at 12:40 a.m., arrive at Franconia-Springfield at 1:03 a.m.Last eastbound Orange Line Train from Vienna will depart at 11:10 p.m. (15 minutes earlier than normal). Last westbound Orange Line train from New Carrollton will arrive at Foggy Bottom 12:10 a.m., leave Court House 12:35 a.m., and arrive at Vienna at 12:55 a.m.

 

 

News release issued at 2:55 pm, February 2, 2012.


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