Advisory

Posted: Apr 25, 2014 Expiration: Apr 28, 2014

Weekend service adjustments April 25-27 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 25-27 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Shady Grove & Judiciary Square during daytime hours. On Saturday, trains on the Yellow and Green lines will operate every 15 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. Buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, and will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.

Early Opening Sunday Morning for Nike Women Half Marathon
Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, for customers traveling to the Nike Women Half Marathon. The start line is accessible from Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) or Archives (Yellow/Green lines).

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 
Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 20 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Shady Grove & Judiciary Square: Every 10-12 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener and insulator renewal; fence and light pole replacement between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue.

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.
  • 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 
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between New Carrollton & Cheverly: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express Buses will operate non-stop between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Add 25 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Stations Closed: Minnesota Ave and Deanwood

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory, platform renewal at Minnesota Ave, and improvements to track infrastructure including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Cheverly will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 11:09 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
  • 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
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Largo Town Center & Addison Road: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.  Shuttle buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, making intermediate stops at Benning Road and Capitol Heights. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop (30 min travel time total).

Stations Closed: Benning Road and Capitol Heights

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory and improvements to track infrastructure - including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Blue Line train of the night from Largo Town Center to Addison Road will depart 15 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:09 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
  • 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
Trains every 15 minutes between Huntington & Fort Totten

This weekend, Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Fort Totten every 15 minutes. (Regular service is every 12 minutes on Saturdays and every 15 minutes on Sundays.)


Green Line
Trains every 15 minutes 

This weekend, Green Line trains will run every 15 minutes. (Regular service is every 12 minutes on Saturdays and every 15 minutes on Sundays.)

Work Performed: Crews will replace communications cables between Southern Avenue and Navy Yard along with continued testing of the new 7000-series railcars between College Park and Greenbelt

Travel Tip: 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.


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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