Advisory

Posted: Feb 06, 2014 Expiration: Feb 10, 2014

Weekend service adjustments February 7-9 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 7-9 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Green and Yellow Line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule. Trains on the Orange and Blue lines will operate every 16 minutes (rather than every 12 minutes). Red Line trains will run every 24 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains providing service every 12 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between Farragut North and NoMa-Gallaudet.

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, Feb. 7 through closing Sun, Feb. 9
Trains every 12-24 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 24 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Farragut North & NoMa: Every 12 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Crews will prepare for an upcoming switch replacement outside Dupont Circle and perform third rail replacement between Farragut North and Van Ness; install safety fencing and lighting between NoMa-Gallaudet and 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.
  • If traveling between Fort Totten and downtown, consider using Green/Yellow service instead. 
  • 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, Feb. 7 through closing Sun, Feb. 9
Trains every 16 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend. Normal service is every 12 minutes during daytime hours.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure - including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal - between Federal Center SW and Eastern Market 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, Feb. 7 through closing Sun, Feb. 9
Trains every 16 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend. Normal service is every 12 minutes during daytime hours.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure - including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal - between Federal Center SW and Eastern Market 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, Feb. 7 through closing Sun, Feb. 9
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten


  Green Line 10 p.m. Fri, Feb. 7 through closing Sun, Feb. 9
Regular weekend service


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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