Weekend service adjustments August 2-4 due to rebuilding
Metro's multi-year rebuilding effort will continue over the weekend of August 2-4 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
Service on the Yellow and Green lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule. On the Red Line, trains will operate every 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the station; and buses will replace trains on a short segment of the Blue and Orange lines.
Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment -- and work effort -- since the system's original construction in the early 1970s.
Red Line 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2 through closing Sun., Aug. 4
Trains every 20 minutes between Shady Grove & Glenmont
Red Line trains will operate as follows:
Work Performed: Crews will continue station improvements at Farragut North, including installation of new ceiling tiles, lighting, closed-circuit cameras and communication equipment.
Orange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2 through closing Sun., Aug. 4
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory & Cheverly
Orange Line trains will operate as follows:
Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to allow for ongoing platform reconstruction at Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations. Please add 15-20 minutes of travel time if using shuttle bus service.
Stations closed: Deanwood & Minnesota Ave
Change to last train time: The last train of the night will depart New Carrollton 50 minutes earlier than normal, at 1:46 a.m. on Friday/Saturday and at 10:46 p.m. on Sunday.
Blue Line 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2 through closing Sun., Aug. 4
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory & Benning Road
Blue Line trains will operate as follows:
Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road to allow for ongoing platform reconstruction, rail joint and fastener renewal, and grout pad rehabilitation. Please add 15 minutes of travel time if using shuttle bus service.
Stations closed: None
Change to last train time: The last train of the night will depart Largo Town Center 21 minutes earlier than normal, at 2:03 a.m. on Friday/Saturday and at 11:03 p.m. on Sunday.
Yellow Line Regular service between Huntington & Fort Totten
Green Line Regular service (no scheduled work)
For more information
For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit wmata.com. Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering wmata.com into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].
News release issued at 9:12 am, July 29, 2013.