Advisory

Posted: Nov 01, 2013 Expiration: Nov 03, 2013

Weekend service adjustments November 1-3 due to rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of November 1-3 with service adjustments on the Red, Orange and Blue lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Trains on the Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals.  Red Line trains will operate every 8 to 16 minutes.  Buses will replace trains on the Blue and Orange lines between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market to allow for rebuilding 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., Nov. 1 through closing Sun, Nov. 3
Trains every 8 to 16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Additional trains between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: Every 8 minutes 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Crews will replace wooden ties, improve third-rail infrastructure and improve track conditions between Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations.

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., Nov. 1 through closing Sun, Nov. 3
Buses replace trains between Federal Triangle & Eastern Market

Orange Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Vienna & Federal Triangle: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between New Carrollton & Eastern Market: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue/Orange trains between Federal Triangle & Eastern Market stations. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express buses will run between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market with no intermediate stops.  Allow 15 minutes for express bus service.
  • Local buses will run between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market with intermediate stops at Smithsonian, L'Enfant Plaza, Federal Center SW and Capitol South.  Allow 8 minutes of travel time for each stop.  For example, a rider traveling between L'Enfant Plaza and Federal Triangle should allow 16 minutes because the bus makes two stops.

Stations Closed: Smithsonian, Federal Center SW, Capitol South (L'Enfant Plaza open for Green & Yellow line service only)

Work Performed: Tunnel repairs, station dome repairs, track infrastructure improvements, fastener replacement, joint elimination, drain cleaning, signage installation.

Travel Tip:  Riders transferring between the Green/Yellow lines and the west side of the Blue/Orange lines may wish to travel by way of Gallery Place and Metro Center (via Red Line).

Changes to last train times: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Eastern Market will depart 43 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. 

  • On Friday night, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 1:53 a.m.
  • On Saturday night (when Daylight Savings Time ends and clocks fall back), the last train will leave New Carrollton at 1:53 a.m. EST (old time of 2:53 a.m.)
  • On Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 10:53 p.m.

 Blue Line 10 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 through closing Sun, Nov. 3

Buses replace trains between Federal Triangle & Eastern Market

Blue Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Federal Triangle: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Largo Town Center & Eastern Market: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue/Orange trains between Federal Triangle & Eastern Market stations. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express buses will run between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market with no intermediate stops.  Allow 15 minutes for express bus service.
  • Local buses will run between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market with intermediate stops at Smithsonian, L'Enfant Plaza, Federal Center SW and Capitol South.  Allow 8 minutes of travel time for each stop.  For example, a rider traveling between L'Enfant Plaza and Federal Triangle should allow 16 minutes because the bus makes two stops.

Stations Closed: Smithsonian, Federal Center SW, Capitol South (L'Enfant Plaza open for Green & Yellow line service only)

Work Performed: Tunnel repairs, station dome repairs, track infrastructure improvements, fastener replacement, joint elimination, drain cleaning, signage installation.

Travel Tip:  Riders transferring between the Green/Yellow lines and the west side of the Blue/Orange lines may wish to travel by way of Gallery Place and Metro Center (via Red Line).

Changes to last train times: The last Blue Line train of the night from Largo Town Center to Eastern Market will depart 34 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. 

  • On Friday night, the last train will leave Largo at 1:50 a.m.
  • On Saturday night (when Daylight Savings Time ends and clocks fall back), the last train will leave Largo at 1:50 a.m. EST (old time of 2:50 a.m.)
  • On Sunday, the last train will leave Largo at 10:50 p.m.

 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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