Advisory

Posted: Jan 05, 2014 Expiration: Jan 06, 2014

Weekend service adjustments January 3-5 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 3-5.

Trains on the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 15 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains providing service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between Friendship Heights and Silver Spring.

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, Jan. 3 through closing Sun, Jan. 5
Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Friendship Heights & Silver Spring: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Crews will improve track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, between Friendship Heights and Medical Center.

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, Jan. 3 through closing Sun, Jan. 5
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Crews will continue platform reconstruction at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations. 


   Blue Line 10 p.m. Fri, Jan. 3 through closing Sun, Jan. 5
Trains every 20 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.:

Work Performed: Crews will improve track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.


Yellow Line 10 p.m. Fri, Jan. 3 through closing Sun, Jan. 5
Trains every 20 minutes between Hungtington & Mt Vernon Square

Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. All trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq, rather than Fort Totten. Riders traveling to/from stations north of Mt Vernon Sq should use Green Line trains and transfer at Mt Vernon Sq.

Work Performed: Crews will improve track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.


  Green Line 10 p.m. Fri, Jan. 3 through closing Sun, Jan. 5
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Crews will replace communication cable between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza


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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