Advisory

Posted: Nov 18, 2013 Expiration: Nov 25, 2013

Weekend service adjustments November 22-24 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of November 22-24, with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, trains on the Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals. On the Red Line, trains will operate every 8-16 minutes depending on the station and time (details below). On the Orange and Blue lines, trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

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. 22 through closing Sun., Nov. 24
Trains every 8-16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: Every 8-10 minutes 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Crews will improve track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, between Dupont Circle and Van Ness.

Travel Tip: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.


Orange Line Orange Line   10 p.m. Fri., Nov. 22 through closing Sun., Nov. 24
Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed:

  • Between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory, crews will advance track infrastructure improvements, including fastener replacement, third-rail renewal and joint elimination.
  • Between East Falls Church and West Falls Church, crews will continue installing new signs for the Silver Line.

Travel Tip: Before traveling, consult 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., Nov. 22 through closing Sun., Nov. 24
Trains every 24 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory, crews will advance track infrastructure improvements, including fastener replacement, third-rail renewal and joint elimination.


 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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