Advisory

Posted: Jan 08, 2014 Expiration: Jan 13, 2014

Weekend service adjustments January 10-12 to allow for rebuilding

Modernization and reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 10-12 with service adjustments on all lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Trains on the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 16 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains providing service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between Shady Grove and Union Station.

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. 10 through closing Sun, Jan. 12
Trains every 8-16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Shady Grove & Union Station: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Fence replacement and light pole installation between NoMa-Gallaudet & Rhode Island Ave 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, Jan. 10 through closing Sun, Jan. 12
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Ongoing major platform reconstruction at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations

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, Jan. 10 through closing Sun, Jan. 12
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal, between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations

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.


Yellow Line 10 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 through closing Sun, Jan. 12
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: Improvements to track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal, between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations

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, Jan. 10 through closing Sun, Jan. 12
Trains every 20 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend to allow for qualification and acceptance testing of new 7000-series railcars. 

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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