Advisory

Posted: Dec 07, 2013 Expiration: Dec 09, 2013

Weekend service adjustments December 6-7 to allow for rebuilding

UPDATE: Previously announced rebuilding work and service changes for Sunday, December 8, have been CANCELLED due to expected weather.  Trains will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of December 6-7, with service adjustments on all lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Saturday.

This weekend, trains will operate every 10-20 minutes (details below), and shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Rosslyn and Pentagon 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., Dec. 6 through closing Sat., Dec. 7
Trains every 10 to 20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Additional trains between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM

Work Performed: Improvements to third-rail infrastructure and track conditions between Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations; leak mitigation and track improvements between Forest Glen and Glenmont 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 Line Orange Line  10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 6 through closing Sat., Dec. 7
Trains every 20 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Reconstruction of the station platforms at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will continue, along with tie renewal, insulator renewal and structural improvements.

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 10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 6 through closing Sat., Dec. 7
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn and Pentagon

Blue Line trains will operate in two segments:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Mt Vernon Sq: Every 15 minutes during daytime hours (via Yellow Line bridge)
  • Between Largo Town Center and Rosslyn: Every 20 minutes

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations. Add 15 minutes of travel time for the bus trip between Rosslyn and Pentagon.

Arlington Cemetery will be served by shuttle buses to/from Pentagon station only. Add 10 minutes of travel time for the bus trip between Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery. Passengers should use Yellow Line service to Pentagon and transfer to free shuttle buses.

Station Closed: Arlington Cemetery

Work Performed: NTSB-recommended track circuit module replacement and improvements to third-rail infrastructure and track conditions.

Travel Tips

  • Transfer between Blue Line segments at L'Enfant Plaza station. Trains between Largo Town Center and Rosslyn will arrive on the lower level.  Trains to Virginia (e.g. Franconia-Springfield) will arrive on the upper level. 
  • 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.

Yellow Line  10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 6 through closing Sat., Dec. 7
Trains every 15 minutes between Huntington and Fort Totten

Yellow Line trains will operate every 15 minutes throughout the weekend due to the schedule effects of rebuilding work on the Blue and Green lines. 

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.


  Green Line  10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 6 through closing Sat., Dec. 7
Trains every 15 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 15 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Rail renewal and welding to provide a smoother ride.

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.


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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