Advisory

Posted: Sep 17, 2013 Expiration: Sep 23, 2013

Weekend service adjustments September 20-22 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of September 20-22 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

While there are no station closures this weekend, service will be adjusted on the Red and Orange lines. 

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

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. 20 through closing Sun., Sept. 22
Trains every 24 minutes with additional trains between Dupont Circle & Fort Totten

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 24 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Additional trains between Dupont Circle & Fort Totten: Every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Between Dupont Circle and Van Ness, crews will mitigate tunnel leaks and repair catwalks. Between Forest Glen and Takoma, crews will perform track insulator, tie and fastener renewal, in addition to tunnel leak mitigation.

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 LineOrange Line 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 through closing Sun, Sept. 22
Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Vienna & New Carrollton: Every 24 minutes throughout the weekend

Work Performed:  Crews will continue platform reconstruction work at Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations, as well as track maintenance, fastener renewal, and grout pad rehabilitation between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.  In addition, rail joint elimination for a smoother ride will take place between Ballston and East Falls Church.

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  Regular service; no scheduled work


 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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