Posted: Dec 24, 2013 Expiration: Dec 30, 2013

Updated: Red Line service adjustments December 27-29 to allow for rebuilding

This advisory has been updated to reflect regular service on the Green Line this weekend.

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of December 27-29 with service adjustments on the Red Line starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through closing Sunday.

Trains on the Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule. 

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. 27 through closing Sun, Dec. 29
Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Additional trains 9AM-9PM
    • Between Shady Grove and Dupont Circle: every 10 minutes
    • Between Glenmont and Judiciary Square: every 10 minutes

Work Performed: Track maintenance and signage installation between Dupont Circle and Judiciary Square

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 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
Regular weekend service

 Blue Line
Regular weekend service

  Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

  Green Line
Regular weekend service

For more information

For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].

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