Posted: Feb 14, 2014 Expiration: Feb 18, 2014

Weekend service adjustments February 14-17 (Presidents Day) to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 14-17 with service adjustments beginning Saturday at midnight (new start time) and continuing through system closing on Monday.

Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow Line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule. Buses will replace trains on the Red Line between Woodley Park and Metro Center. Previously scheduled rebuilding work on the Orange and Blue lines has been cancelled, resulting in regular weekend service.

Presidents Day service information
On Presidents Day, Monday, February 17, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule. Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages is free on Presidents 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 12 a.m. Sat, Feb. 15 through closing Mon, Feb. 17
Buses replace trains between Woodley Park and Metro Center

NOTE: The Red Line shutdown start time has changed to Saturday, February 15 at 12:00 a.m. The last through trainswill depart Glenmont at 11:20 p.m. and Shady Grove at 11:17 p.m. on Friday night, prior to the shutdown.

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Woodley Park every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM; every 15-20 minutes at other times
  • Between Glenmont & Metro Center every 15 minutes

Stations Closed: Farragut North and Dupont Circle

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Woodley Park and Metro Center. 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: Crews will complete switch replacement work outside Dupont Circle and perform third rail replacement, rail joint elimination, grout pad replacement and leak mitigation between Metro Center and Woodley Park

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 and Monday, the last train will leave Shady Grove 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
  • If traveling between Fort Totten and downtown, consider using Green/Yellow service instead
  • Riders transferring between the Orange/Blue lines to Green/Yellow should make the transfer at L'Enfant Plaza
  • If traveling to Disney On Ice at Verizon Center:
    • Consider starting your trip from stations on the east side of the Red Line for a direct ride to Verizon Center. Parking is available at Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen and Fort Totten stations.
    • If traveling from west side of the Red Line (e.g. Shady Grove), consider walking the short distance between the Metro Center bus stop at 11th & G streets and Verizon Center (7th & G streets), rather than boarding a train between Metro Center and Gallery Place
  • 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 & 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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