Posted: May 08, 2014 Expiration: May 12, 2014
Weekend service adjustments May 9-11 to allow for rebuilding
UPDATE: The previously scheduled service adjustments at Greenbelt Station have been cancelled. Instead, Green Line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule between Greenbelt and Branch Ave. On Saturday and Sunday nights from 10:00 p.m. until closing, passengers at West Hyattsville will board all trains on the Greenbelt platform as crews continue testing of the 7000-series rail cars.
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of May 9-11 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
Trains on the Blue and Yellow Lines will operate regular weekend service. Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 15 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Shady Grove & NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at Greenbelt Station on Saturday only (see below).
Early Opening Saturday Morning for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 for customers traveling to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The start line is accessible from Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) or Smithsonian (Blue/Orange 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.
Trains every 10-15 minutes
Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:
Work Performed: Crews will perform floating slab rehabilitation between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; fence and lighting installation between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue.
Trains every 24 minutes
Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.
Work Performed: Crews will continue platform rehabilitation, grout pad replacement, and rail joint elimination between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, along with fence and communications cable repair between East Falls Church and West Falls Church.
Regular weekend service
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten
Regular weekend service
On Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 p.m. until system closing, passengers at West Hyattsville will board all trains on the Greenbelt side. Crews will continue testing the new 7000-series railcars.
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].