Advisory

Posted: Jun 02, 2014 Expiration: Jun 09, 2014

Weekend service adjustments June 6-8 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of June 6-8 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet. Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes. Blue and Yellow line trains will run every 20 minutes, and Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals except at Greenbelt (see below for details).

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 Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet: Every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM on Saturday and 9AM-10PM on Sunday

Work Performed: Insulator and fastener renewal, and fence and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue; switch replacement at Shady Grove.

Travel Tips

  • Capital Pride Parade attendies should use either exit side at Dupont Circle.
  • 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 
Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure including rail tie, fastener, and insulator renewal between East Falls Church and West Falls Church; platform reconstruction between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.

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
Trains every 20 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Improvements to infrastructure including grout pad replacement, rail fastener renewal, communications upgrades and switch installation between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Travel Tips

  • 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 20 minutes

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

  • On Saturday, between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq every 20 minutes
  • On Sunday, between Huntington and College Park every 20 minutes

Work Performed: Improvements to infrastructure including grout pad replacement, rail fastener renewal, communications upgrades and switch installation between Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Travel Tips

  • On Saturday, if you are traveling to or from a station north of Mt Vernon Sq, use a Green Line train to complete your trip.
  • Attendees to the Capital Pride festivities this weekend should use:
    • U Street Station on Saturday for the parade's endpoint (transfer to Green Line at Mt Vernon Sq for continuing service)
    • Archives Station on Sunday for the festival along Pennsylvania Avenue
  • 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.

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 weekend intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
  • At Greenbelt Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 24 minutes between 9AM-9PM

Regular weekend service on Sunday.

Work Performed: Ongoing construction of new 7000-series test track

Travel Tips

  • Riders who normally use Greenbelt Station may wish to consider College Park (Green Line) as an alternate on Saturday.
  • Capital Pride Parade attendees may use U Street Station to reach the parade's endpoint on Saturday and Archives Station for the Capital Pride Festival along Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday.

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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