Metro News Release

For immediate release: October 21, 2013

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Weekend service adjustments October 25-27 due to rebuilding
Normal service except at Landover and New Carrollton stations

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 25-27 with service adjustments on the Orange Line only beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday. 

Trains on the Red, Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals throughout the weekend. Orange Line service will be normal between Vienna and Cheverly; however, riders traveling to or from Landover or New Carrollton stations should add time on Saturday only (details below). 

Metrorail to open at 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, for Marine Corps Marathon
On Sunday, Oct. 27, Metrorail will open two hours early for riders traveling to the annual Marine Corps Marathon event at Pentagon Station.  To check normal station opening times, visit wmata.com/stations.

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  Regular weekend service


Orange LineOrange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 through closing Sun., Oct. 27
On Saturday, add time traveling to or from Landover or New Carrollton only.

This weekend, Orange Line trains will operate as follows:

  • On Saturday during daytime hours (9am-9pm), every other Orange Line train will run between Vienna & Cheverly only. Riders traveling to or from Landover or New Carrollton stations should add about 12 minutes of travel time.  Before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m., trains will run on regular schedules.
  • On Sunday, Orange Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Vienna & New Carrollton.  Normal Sunday service is every 15 minutes.

Work Performed: Crews will advance track infrastructure improvements, including tie replacement, third-rail renewal, joint elimination, tamping and ballast regulating.


 Blue Line  Regular weekend service


 Yellow Line  Regular weekend service (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 10:35 am, October 21, 2013.


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