Weekend service adjustments September 6-8 to allow for rebuilding
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of September 6-8 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
Trains on the Yellow, Green and Blue lines will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at one station, Franconia-Springfield on the Blue Line. On the Orange Line, trains will run normally between Ballston and New Carrollton, but buses will replace trains between Vienna and Ballston. On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Judiciary Square; daytime trains will run every 10 minutes outside the work zone.
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., Sept. 6 through closing Sun., Sept. 8
Buses replace trains between Rhode Island Ave & Judiciary Square
Red Line trains will operate:
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Rhode Island Ave and Judiciary Square to allow for reconstruction. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
Stations Closed: NoMa-Gallaudet, Union Station
Work Performed: Crews will replace wooden ties, renew third-rail infrastructure, rehabilitate concrete structures, and begin winter weather preparations.
Change to Last Train Times: The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Rhode Island Ave will depart 30 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 2:07 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Glenmont at 11:07 p.m.
Orange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 through closing Sun., Sept. 8
Buses replace trains between Vienna & Ballston
Orange Line trains will operate:
Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Vienna and Ballston to allow for Silver Line testing and track work. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
Stations Closed: Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church
Work Performed: Signal system testing in preparation for the opening of the Silver Line, as well as track maintenance.
Travel Tip: Customers who drive and park at Orange Line stations may wish to consider parking in the Ballston area instead. Parking fees may apply.
Blue Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 through closing Sun., Sept. 8
Regular service between Van Dorn St & Largo; Add time traveling to/from Franconia-Springfield only
Blue Line trains will operate:
Work Performed: Crews will replace wooden rail ties, renew third-rail components, and improve track conditions for a smoother ride.
Travel Tip: For normal service, customers who use Franconia-Springfield should use Van Dorn St or Huntington stations instead.
Yellow Line Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten
Green Line Regular weekend service
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 9:01 am, September 3, 2013.