Advisory

Posted: Jun 24, 2014 Expiration: Jun 30, 2014

Weekend service adjustments June 27-29 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of June 27-29 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.  (Note: The Red Line service adjustment will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.)

Orange and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Buses replace Red Line trains between Woodley Park and Gallery Place beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

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 
Buses replace trains between Woodley Park and Gallery Place

Red Line trains will operate as follows, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday:

  • Between Shady Grove & Woodley Park: every 10 minutes
  • Between Gallery Place & Glenmont: every 15 minutes

Stations Closed: Dupont Circle, Farragut North and the Red Line platform at Metro Center

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Woodley Park and Gallery Place. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Limited stop buses will operate between Woodley Park and Gallery Place making one stop at Metro Center. Add  up to 25 minutes of additional travel time.
  • Local buses will operate between Woodley Park and Gallery Place, making intermediate stops at Dupont Circle, Farragut North and Metro Center. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Time Changes:

  • The last Red Line train of the night from Shady Grove to Woodley Park will depart 37 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Shady Grove at 1:53 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Shady Grove at 10:53 p.m.
  • The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Gallery Place will depart 18 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 2:19 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Glenmont at 11:19 p.m.

Work Performed: Ceiling rehabilitation and communications system upgrades

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 
Regular weekend service

At East Falls Church, all trains will arrive on the New Carrollton side of the platform to allow crews to renew rail ties and insulators.


   Blue Line
Trains every 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Switch installation, rail fastener and grout pad renewal between Reagan National Airport and Braddock Road stations.

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 between Huntington and Mt Vernon Sq only

Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. All trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq, rather than Fort Totten. If you are traveling to or from a station north of Mt Vernon Sq, use a Green Line train to complete your trip.

Work Performed: Switch installation, rail fastener and grout pad renewal between National Airport and Braddock Road.

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.

Green Line
Regular weekend service


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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