Advisory

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 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:

  • Between Shady Grove & Fort Totten: Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM and at regular weekend intervals at other times.   
  • Between Glenmont & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM and at regular weekend intervals at other times.

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:

  • Express buses will travel between Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations with no intermediate stop at Takoma.  Please allow 15 minutes of travel time.
  • Local buses will travel between Silver Spring and Fort Totten with an intermediate stop at Takoma.  Allow 10 minutes of travel time between each station.

Closed Station:  Takoma

Changes to Last Train Times

  • The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Silver Spring will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections.  On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 2:10 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Glenmont at 11:10 p.m.

Orange LineOrange 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:

  • Between College Park & Branch Ave at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM).
  • At Greenbelt Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes due to construction activity.

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].

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