Advisory

Posted: Sep 10, 2013 Expiration: Sep 15, 2013

Weekend service adjustments September 13-15 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of September 13-15 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday. 

On the Red Line, trains will operate at regular weekend intervals at most stations; only riders traveling to or from stations north of Medical Center (Grosvenor to Shady Grove) may experience a longer wait. Trains will run every 16 minutes on the Green Line and every 20 minutes on the Orange Line. Buses will replace Blue and Yellow line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City to allow for major work.

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., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Regular weekend service except slight reduction in trains at stations north of Medical Center (Grosvenor to Shady Grove)

Red Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals (every 6 to 15 minutes) throughout the weekend.

During daytime hours, every other train will run between Silver Spring & Medical Center, rather than between Silver Spring & Shady Grove. As a result, riders traveling to or from stations north of Medical Center (e.g. Rockville, Shady Grove) may experience an additional wait of up to 6 minutes.


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

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

Work Performed: Reconstruction of the station platforms at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will continue, along with tie renewal, insulator renewal and structural improvements.

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., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Buses replace trains between Braddock Road & Pentagon City

Blue Line trains will operate:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).
  • Between Largo Town Center & Pentagon City at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City to allow for rebuilding work. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express Buses will operate non-stop between Braddock Road and Pentagon City. Add 15 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City, making intermediate stops at Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations. Add up to 20 minutes of travel time.

Stations Closed: Reagan National Airport, Crystal City

Change to Last Train Times: The last train from Franconia-Springfield to Braddock Road will depart 22 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections.  The last train of the night will depart at 2:07 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will replace junction boxes (an NTSB safety recommendation), along with structural/grout pad rehabilitation, track maintenance and cover baord renewal.


 Yellow Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Buses replace trains between Braddock Road & Pentagon City

Yellow Line trains will operate:

  • Between Huntington & Braddock Road at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).
  • Between Mt Vernon Sq & Pentagon City at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes during daytime hours, and every 15-20 minutes at other times).

Note: Yellow Line trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq this weekend. Riders traveling to/from stations north of Mt Vernon Sq should use Green Line trains to complete their trip.

Free shuttle buses will replace Yellow Line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City to allow for rebuilding work. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express Buses will operate non-stop between Braddock Road and Pentagon City. Add 15 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City, making intermediate stops at Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations. Add up to 20 minutes of travel time.

Stations Closed: Reagan National Airport, Crystal City

Change to Last Train Times: The last train from Huntington to Braddock Road will depart 22 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections.  The last train of the night will depart at 2:12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:12 p.m. on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will replace junction boxes (an NTSB safety recommendation), along with structural/grout pad rehabilitation, track maintenance and cover baord renewal.


 Green Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 through closing Sun., Sept. 15
Trains every 16 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza, crews will perform necessary track upgrades, including tie and insulator renewal, tamping and ballast regulating.

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.


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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