Posted: Jun 30, 2014 Expiration: Jul 07, 2014

Weekend service adjustments July 5-6 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 5-6 with service adjustments beginning at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning and continue through system close on Sunday.

Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring during daytime hours.

July 4th service information
On Friday, July 4th there is no scheduled rebuilding work. Metrorail will open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. Trains will run on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m., and then gradually ramp up to near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities. Metrobus will operate on a Saturday schedule.

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 10-15 minutes

On Saturday and Sunday, Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 15 minutes
  • Between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: every 10 minutes Saturday & Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Testing and acceptance of Metro's new fleet of 7000-series railcars between Twinbrook and Shady Grove stations.

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 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
Regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service

For more information

For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].

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