Advisory

Posted: Mar 05, 2014 Expiration: Mar 09, 2014

Weekend service adjustments March 7-9 to allow for rebuilding

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

Trains on the Red, Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at Greenbelt Station on Saturday only (see below). Orange and Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes.  In addition, trains on the Red, Orange and Blue lines will bypass Metro Center Station on Saturday and Sunday.

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend: Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. At that time, all clocks are moved ahead one hour. When that happens, it will become 3 a.m. EDT (new time), and the Metrorail system will close.  Riders should expect the last trains of the evening to move through stations between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST (old time).

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
Regular weekend service; trains will bypass Metro Center

Red Line trains will run on a regular weekend schedule throughout the weekend. 

Metro Center closed this weekend: On Saturday and Sunday, Metro Center Station will be closed to allow for signage and lighting upgrades.  All Red, Orange and Blue line trains will pass through the station without stopping.  Free shuttle buses will operate between Federal Triangle, Metro Center and Gallery Place.  

Last Train Information: Red Line trains will depart stations at their normal times. Exit at Gallery Place and use free shuttle bus service to Federal Triangle for transfers to the Orange or Blue lines.

Travel Tips

  • Consider walking the short distance between Metro Center (12th & G streets) and Gallery Place (9th & G streets)
  • If traveling between the western side of the Red Line and the Blue/Orange lines, try Farragut Crossing.  When using a SmarTrip card, you can transfer for free by walking between Farragut North and Farragut West stations.
  • Riders transferring between the Orange/Blue lines to Green/Yellow should make the transfer at L'Enfant Plaza
     

Orange Line Orange Line  
Trains every 20 minutes, bypassing Metro Center

Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday.

Metro Center closed this weekend: On Saturday and Sunday, Metro Center Station will be closed to allow for signage and lighting upgrades.  All Red, Orange and Blue line trains will pass through the station without stopping.  Free shuttle buses will operate between Federal Triangle, Metro Center and Gallery Place.  

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal, between Foggy Bottom & Clarendon; lighting upgrades and Silver Line sign installation at Metro Center

Last Train Information: Last Orange Line trains will depart stations at their normal times. Exit at Federal Triangle and take the free shuttle buses to Gallery Place for transfer to a Red Line train.

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.
  • Consider walking the short distance between Metro Center (12th & G streets) and Gallery Place station (7th & G streets)
  • If traveling between the western side of the Red Line and the Orange Line, try Farragut Crossing.  When using a SmarTrip card, you can transfer for free by walking between Farragut North and Farragut West stations.
  • 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
Trains every 20 minutes, bypassing Metro Center

Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday.

Metro Center closed this weekend: On Saturday and Sunday, Metro Center Station will be closed to allow for signage and lighting upgrades.  All Red, Orange and Blue line trains will pass through the station without stopping.  Free shuttle buses will operate between Federal Triangle, Metro Center and Gallery Place.  

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure, including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal, between Foggy Bottom & Arlington Cemetery; lighting upgrades and Silver Line sign installation at Metro Center

Last Train Information: Blue Line trains will depart stations at their normal times. Exit at Federal Triangle and take the free shuttle buses to Gallery Place for transfer to a Red Line train.

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.
  • Consider walking the short distance between Metro Center (12th & G streets) and Gallery Place station (7th & G streets)
  • If traveling between the western side of the Red Line and the Blue/Orange lines, try Farragut Crossing.  When using a SmarTrip card, you can transfer for free by walking between Farragut North and Farragut West stations.
  • 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 
Regular service between Huntington and Fort Totten


  Green Line 
Regular service EXCEPT Saturday during daytime hours at Greenbelt Station only

On Saturday, Green Line trains will operate:

  • Between College Park & Branch Ave at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
  • At Greenbelt Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM

Regular weekend service on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will continue 7000-series rail car acceptance testing

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


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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