Metro News Release

For immediate release: December 8, 2013

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Weekend service adjustments December 13-15 to allow for rebuilding

The release below has been updated to reflect normal Green Line service. Previously announced work affecting Greenbelt Station has been cancelled.

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of December 13-15, with service adjustments on the Red, Orange and Blue lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night.

Trains on the Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals.

On the Red Line, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont and every 10 minutes during daytime hours between Grosvenor and Silver Spring. Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes as crews perform necessary bridge repair work. Green Line service will be normal between Branch Ave and College Park; however, riders traveling to or from Greenbelt should add time on Saturday and Sunday only (details below).

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, Dec. 13 through closing Sun, Dec. 15
Trains every 10 to 20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Additional trains between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure between Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations; leak mitigation and track fastener renewal between Forest Glen and Glenmont stations.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option.
  • 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.

Orange Line Orange Line 10 p.m. Fri, Dec. 13 through closing Sun, Dec. 15
Trains every 20 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Bridge repair work outside Stadium-Armory

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 10 p.m. Fri, Dec. 13 through closing Sun, Dec. 15
Trains every 20 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Bridge repair work outside Stadium-Armory

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.


Yellow Line 10 p.m. Fri, Dec. 13 through closing Sun, Dec. 15
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten


  Green Line 10 p.m. Fri, Dec. 13 through closing Sun, Dec. 15
Regular weekend service; previous rebuilding work has been cancelled


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 1:31 pm, December 9, 2013.


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