Advisory

Posted: Jan 16, 2014 Expiration: Jan 21, 2014

Weekend service adjustments January 17-19 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 17-19, with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Service on the Yellow Line will operate on a regular weekend schedule. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave stations; buses will replace trains at Greenbelt Station on Saturday and Sunday only. Trains on the Orange and Blue lines will run every 20 minutes, rather than the usual 12-20 minutes; and on the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Woodley Park and Metro Center.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day service information
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule on all lines with no track work in effect. Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages is free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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. 17 through closing Sun, Jan. 19
Buses replace trains between Woodley Park and Metro Center

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Woodley Park every 10 minutes during daytime hours and every 15-20 minutes at other times.
  • Between Glenmont & Metro Center every 15 minutes.
  • Additional trains between Silver Spring & Union Station: Every 8 minutes 9AM-9PM

Stations Closed: Farragut North and Dupont Circle

Boarding Location Change: All Red Line trains will board from the Glenmont platform at Gallery Place.

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Woodley Park and Metro Center to allow for infrastructure renewal. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express Buses will operate non-stop between Woodley Park and Metro Center. Add 20 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Buses will operate between Woodley Park and Metro Center, making intermediate stops at Dupont Circle and Farragut North. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Improvements to infrastructure including third rail replacement, rail joint elimination, grout pad replacement and leak mitigation.

Last Train Time Change: The last Red Line train of the night from Shady Grove to Woodley Park will depart 37 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Shady Grove at 1:53 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Glenmont at 10:53 p.m.

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.
  • Riders transferring between the Green/Yellow and Orange/Blue lines should make the transfer at L'Enfant Plaza.
  • 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. 17 through closing Sun, Jan. 19
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Improvements to infrastructure, including rail joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal, leak mitigation between Foggy Bottom and Court House 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. 17 through closing Sun, Jan. 19
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 Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery stations; security fence and lighting installation between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street 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. 17 through closing Sun, Jan. 19
Regular weekend service


  Green Line Sat, Jan. 18 through closing Sun, Jan. 19
Buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station only

NOTE: Green Line service will operate normally on Friday night. Greenbelt Station will be open during this time.

On Saturday and Sunday only, free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park. Riders using shuttle bus service should allow about 15 minutes of travel time.

Green Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave throughout the weekend. Normal intervals are every 12-20 minutes.

Station Closed: Greenbelt

Work Performed: Continued construction of a new test track located between College Park and Greenbelt to accept Metro's new fleet of 7000-series railcars.

Travel Tip: Riders who normally use Greenbelt Station may wish to consider College Park (Green Line) or New Carrollton (Orange Line) as alternates this weekend.


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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