Metro News Release

For immediate release: October 7, 2013

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Weekend service adjustments October 11-13 due to rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 11-13, with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday. 

Columbus Day service information
On Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight.  Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule on all lines with no track work in effect. Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages is free on Columbus Day.

This weekend, trains on the Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals.  On the Red Line, trains will operate every 16 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont and every 8 minutes during daytime hours between Grosvenor and Silver Spring.  On the Orange Line, buses will replace trains between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armorny; trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule outside the work zone (between Vienna and Stadium-Armory).

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 Red Line 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 through closing Sun., Oct. 13
Trains every 8 to 16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes (20 minutes late night).
  • Between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: Every 8 minutes 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Between Twinbrook and Grosvenor, crews will improve track infrastructure, including installation of new wooden ties, fasteners, insulators and cover boards. 


Orange LineOrange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 through closing Sun., Oct. 13
Buses replace trains between New Carrollton & Stadium-Armory; normal service between Vienna & Stadium-Armory

Orange Line trains will operate:

  • Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory at regular weekend intervals

Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Stadium-Armory & New Carrollton.  

  • Local buses will run between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton, making stops at all intermediate stations.  Please allow about 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.  For example, a rider traveling between Cheverly and Stadium-Armory should allow 30 minutes of travel time because the bus makes three stops.
  • Express buses will run between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory with no intermediate stops.  Please allow 30 minutes of travel time.

Stations Closed: New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood, Minnesota Ave

Work Performed: Major platform reconstruction at Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations, tie replacement, fastener renewal, structural repairs, tamping, ballast regulating and joint elimination


 Blue Line  Regular service; no track work


 Yellow Line  Regular service; no track work


 Green Line  Regular service; no track 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 1:29 pm, October 7, 2013.


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