Posted: Jul 29, 2014 Expiration: Aug 04, 2014

Weekend service adjustments August 1-3 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 1-3 with service adjustments on the Red Line only beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday. Buses will replace Red Line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten.

Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. 

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 NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10 minutes
  • Between Glenmont & Fort Totten: every 10 minutes

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten making intermediate stops at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland. Please allow an additional 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Time Change: The last Red Line train of the night from Glenmont to Fort Totten will depart 35 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Glenmont at 2:02 a.m., and on Sunday the last train will leave Glenmont at 11:02 p.m.

Stations Closed: Rhode Island Avenue & Brookland

Work Performed: Communication cable and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten

Travel Tips

  • Customers traveling between Fort Totten and downtown DC should consider using Green or Yellow line trains between Fort Totten and Gallery Place.
  • 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

Silver Line
Regular weekend service

   Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service

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

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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