Weekend service adjustments August 30-September 2 to allow for rebuilding
Metro's rebuilding effort will continue over the Labor Day weekend of August 30 through September 2 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Monday. (Note: The service adjustment on the Green Line is for Saturday and Sunday only.)
Service on the Blue and Yellow lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule. Green Line trains will operate on a regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave stations; buses will replace trains at Greenbelt Station only through Sunday night. On the Orange Line, trains will run every 24 minutes, rather than the usual 12-20 minutes; and on the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Forest Glen stations to allow for reconstruction.
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. 30 through closing Mon, Sept. 2
Buses replace trains between Forest Glen & Rhode Island Ave
Red Line trains will operate as follows:
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Forest Glen and Rhode Island Ave to allow for reconstruction. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
Stations Closed: Silver Spring, Takoma, Brookland (Fort Totten open for Green & Yellow lines only)
Work Performed: Crews will make improvements to third-rail infrastructure, install cable for Emergency Trip Stations, perform concrete repair work and continue platform reconstruction.
Change to Last Train Times: The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Forest Glen will depart 53 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 1:44 a.m., and on Sunday and Monday, the last train will leave Glenmont at 10:44 p.m.
Orange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 through closing Mon, Sept. 2
Trains every 24 minutes
Orange Line trains will operate as follows:
Work Performed: Crews will continue platform reconstruction work at Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations, as well as track maintenance, fastener renewal, and grout pad rehabilitation between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. In addition, signal system testing will continue for the new Silver Line.
Travel Tip: Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.
Blue Line Regular service; no track work
Yellow Line Regular service between Huntington & Fort Totten
Green Line Sat, Aug. 31 through closing Sun, Sept. 1
Buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station only
NOTE: Green Line service will operate normally (no track work) on Friday night and all day Labor Day, Monday, September 2. Greenbelt Station will be open during these times.
Green Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave throughout the weekend. Normal intervals are every 12-20 minutes.
On Saturday and Sunday only, free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park to allow for ongoing construction on a new test track to accept Metro's new fleet of 7000-series railcars. Normal rail service will resume to/from Greenbelt on Monday. Riders using shuttle bus service should allow about 15 minutes of travel time.
Station Closed: Greenbelt
Travel Tip: If you normally travel to or from Greenbelt Station, consider using College Park instead.
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 11:39 am, August 26, 2013.