Advisory

Posted: Jul 31, 2013 Expiration: Aug 04, 2013

Weekend service adjustments August 2-4 due to rebuilding

Ceiling Tile Replacement

Metro's multi-year rebuilding effort will continue over the weekend of August 2-4 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Service on the Yellow and Green lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule. On the Red Line, trains will operate every 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the station; and buses will replace trains on a short segment of the Blue and Orange lines.

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., Aug. 2 through closing Sun., Aug. 4
Trains every 20 minutes between Shady Grove & Glenmont

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.
  • Additional trains between Shady Grove & Farragut North: Service every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM
  • Additional trains between Glenmont & Judiciary Square: Service every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Crews will continue station improvements at Farragut North, including installation of new ceiling tiles, lighting, closed-circuit cameras and communication equipment.

Travel Tips

  • If connecting between the western side of the Red Line and the Blue/Orange lines, consider trying Farragut Crossing.  When using a SmarTrip card, you can transfer for free by walking between Farragut North and Farragut West stations.
  • If connecting between the eastern side of the Red Line and the Green or Yellow lines, consider making the transfer at Fort Totten, rather than Gallery Place.
  • If traveling to Verizon Center from the eastern side of the Red Line, use Judiciary Square rather than Gallery Place.
  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders, especially those along Wisconsin or Connecticut avenues.  To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option.

Orange LineOrange Line  10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2 through closing Sun., Aug. 4
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory & Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory - Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend. (Normal service is every 12 minutes.)
  • Between New Carrollton & Cheverly - Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend. (Normal service is every 12 minutes.)

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to allow for ongoing platform reconstruction at Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations.  Please add 15-20 minutes of travel time if using shuttle bus service.

Stations closed: Deanwood & Minnesota Ave

Change to last train time:  The last train of the night will depart New Carrollton 50 minutes earlier than normal, at 1:46 a.m. on Friday/Saturday and at 10:46 p.m. on Sunday.


 Blue Line  10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2 through closing Sun., Aug. 4
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory & Benning Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory - Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend. (Normal service is every 12 minutes.)
  • Between Largo Town Center & Benning Road - Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend. (Normal service is every 12 minutes.)

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Benning Road to allow for ongoing platform reconstruction, rail joint and fastener renewal, and grout pad rehabilitation.  Please add 15 minutes of travel time if using shuttle bus service.

Stations closed: None

Change to last train time:  The last train of the night will depart Largo Town Center 21 minutes earlier than normal, at 2:03 a.m. on Friday/Saturday and at 11:03 p.m. on Sunday.


 Yellow Line  Regular service between Huntington & Fort Totten


 Green Line  Regular service (no scheduled 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].

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