Buses will replace Orange, Blue and Silver service in Downtown DC over the weekend of February 4-5
Metro is planning a major weekend work project on the Orange/Silver/Blue lines over the weekend of Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5, 2017.
In order to accommodate maintenance work, free shuttle buses will replace all trains between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market stations on both days. Six stations will be closed: Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Capitol South. In addition, the lower level platforms will be closed at Metro Center and L'Enfant Plaza. Customers traveling through the affected area should allow up to 45 minutes of additional travel time.
Multiple Metro crews will perform work in the zone, including installation of cell phone and radio infrastructure to support improved communication in tunnels, fixing displaced ceiling tiles, and conventional track improvements to rails, fasteners, insulators and other components.
Additional details about Metro service for the February 4-5 weekend will be provided on Metro's website (wmata.com) by January 21, 2017.
As a reminder, this upcoming weekend (January 7-8), buses will replace trains on the Orange/Silver/Blue lines between Rosslyn and McPherson Square stations to allow for track work. Two stations -- Foggy Bottom and Farragut West -- will be closed. Silver Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only. Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes in two segments: between Vienna and Rosslyn and between McPherson Square and New Carrollton. Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield and Rosslyn and between McPherson Square and Largo Town Center.