Advisory

Posted: Jul 07, 2014 Expiration: Jul 14, 2014

Weekend service adjustments July 11-13 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 11-13 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Green and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Orange and Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.

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

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

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

Work Performed: Rail tie and insulator renewal between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, 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.
  • Customers traveling between Fort Totten and downtown DC should consider the Green Line for a faster trip.
  • 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 20 minutes

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

Work Performed: Rail fastener renewal between Foggy Bottom and Clarendon

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: Rail fastener renewal between Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery, switch replacement preparation between Addison Road and Morgan Boulevard

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
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten


Green Line
Regular weekend service

At College Park, all trains will arrive on the Greenbelt side of the platform

Metro continues construction of a new test track between College Park and Greenbelt to accept the new fleet of 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].


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