Advisory

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 Expiration: Aug 18, 2013

Weekend service adjustments August 16-18 due to rebuilding

Metro's rebuilding program will continue over the weekend of August 16-18 with service adjustments on the Orange and Blue lines only beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Service on the Red, Yellow and Green lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule. On the Orange and Blue lines, trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend to allow for NTSB-recommended track circuit replacement between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian 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 Normal service; no track work


Orange LineOrange Line  10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 16 through closing Sun., Aug. 18
Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Vienna & New Carrollton - Every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. (Normal service is every 12-20 minutes.)

Work Performed:  Metro will replace track circuit modules between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian stations.  This work is recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board to improve safety.

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., Aug. 16 through closing Sun., Aug. 18
Trains every 24 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Largo Town Center - Every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.  (Normal service is every 12-20 minutes.)

Work Performed:  Metro will replace track circuit modules between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian stations.  This work is recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board to improve safety.

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  Regular service between Huntington & Fort Totten


 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].

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