Posted: Oct 15, 2013 Expiration: Oct 20, 2013
Weekend service adjustments October 18-20 due to rebuilding
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 18-20 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
Trains on the Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at Greenbelt Station. On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations; daytime trains will run every 10 minutes outside the work zone.
Metrorail to open at 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, for Army Ten-Miler
On Sunday, Oct. 20, Metrorail will open two hours early for riders traveling to the annual Army Ten-Miler event at Pentagon Station. To check normal station opening times, visit wmata.com/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 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 through closing Sun., Oct. 20
Buses replace trains between Silver Spring & Fort Totten
Red Line trains will operate:
Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Silver Spring and Fort Totten to allow for third-rail infrastructure upgrades, rail welding and joint elimination for a smoother ride. Within the work zone, shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
Closed Station: Takoma
Changes to Last Train Times
Orange Line Regular weekend service
Blue Line Regular weekend service
Yellow Line Regular weekend service (Huntington - Fort Totten)
Green Line 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 through closing Sun., Oct. 20
Regular service except during daytime hours at Greenbelt Station
Green Line trains will operate:
Work Performed: Construction will continue on Metro's new test track in preparation for the arrival of 7000-series railcars. The test track is located between College Park and Greenbelt.
Travel Tip: Riders who normally use Greenbelt Station may wish to consider College Park (Green Line) or New Carrollton (Orange Line) as alternates this weekend.
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].