Metro continues its accelerated effort to improve safety and reliability. In order to impact fewer customers, we sometimes use an approach to major weekend track work that involves temporarily closing individual stations or groups of stations and replacing trains with free shuttle buses. This approach allows Metro to complete rebuilding work faster and safer, while allowing trains outside of the work zones to operate with fewer delays.
During major track work, Metro employees and contractors work on multiple projects at the same time. Examples include:
While there will be delays and inconvenience associated with the critical work we're undertaking, please be assured that we will take all possible steps to minimize your inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding as we work to rebuild Metro.
NOTE: Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule below. However, changes may be necessary due to weather, construction delays and other factors outside our control. This page will be updated as necessary.
For details about this weekend's track work, including minor projects that may impact your trip, view Metrorail advisories.
|Weekend||Line||Impact||Stations Closed||Work Performed|
|April 26 - April 27, 2014||Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly & Addison Road||Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Benning Road and Capitol Heights||Rail tie, insulator, grout pad and fastener renewal; rail joint elimination|
|May 3 - May 4, 2014||Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt||Greenbelt||Fiber-optic cable installation, bridge pier repair work|
|May 24 - May 26, 2014||Buses replace trains between Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield||Franconia-Springfield||Switch replacement|
|June 28 - June 29, 2014||Buses replace trains between Dupont Circle and Gallery Place||Farragut North and Metro Center Red Line (Metro Center lower level open)|