Advisory

Posted: Mar 14, 2014 Expiration: Mar 17, 2014

Weekend service adjustments March 14-16 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of March 14-16.

Trains on the Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at two stations: Greenbelt Station on the Green Line and Franconia-Springfield station on the Blue Line (see below for details). 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 Farragut North and Silver Spring. 

On Saturday, March 15, the Metrorail system will open two hours early -- at 5 a.m. -- for the Rock 'N Roll Marathon.

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, Mar. 14 through closing Sun, Mar. 16
Trains every 10-16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener renewal, rail joint elimination, and infrastructure improvements between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; rail fastener renewal and track joint elimination between Dupont Circle & Van Ness.

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
Regular weekend service


   Blue Line Sat., Mar. 15
Regular service EXCEPT Saturday at Franconia-Springfield station only

On Saturday, Blue Line trains will operate:

  • Between Largo Town Center & Van Dorn Street stations at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes)
  • At Franconia-Springfield Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM

Regular weekend service on Sunday.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure - including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal - between Van Dorn Street & Franconia-Springfield stations.

Travel Tips

  • Riders who normally use Franconia-Springfield should consider Van Dorn St (Blue Line) or Huntington (Yellow Line) as alternates this weekend.
  • 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 weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten


  Green Line Sat, Mar. 15 through closing Sun, Mar. 16
Regular service EXCEPT buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station 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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