For immediate release: October 6, 2022

Pentagon Station to open one hour late, buses relocated for Army Ten-Miler Sunday, Oct. 9

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Pentagon Station will open one hour late to accommodate the Army Ten-Miler. The station will be closed from opening until 8 a.m., as the race will be using a staggered start for health and safety reasons to minimize crowds. Blue Line trains will bypass the Pentagon Station, passing through the station without stopping.

Customers traveling to the race should use the Pentagon City Station as an alternative. The Pentagon Transit Center will also be closed until approximately 2 p.m. and all Metrobuses relocated to Pentagon City.  

In addition six stations south of Reagan National Airport - King St-Old Town, Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn St and Franconia-Springfield - are closed for Major Blue and Yellow line construction. Free shuttle buses are being provided. Express shuttle buses between Huntington/Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon will instead be diverted to Crystal City where customers can connect to rail service.

Participants with early start times and spectators are reminded that Metrorail will operate on a normal Sunday schedule, opening at 7 a.m., and should plan accordingly.

Additional Metrobus routes will also be temporarily detoured due to road closures associated with the race. 

View the weekend Metrorail service advisory and list of temporarily Metrobus detours for more information. 

Service Details:


Red Line Trains every 10 minutes.
Orange Line Silver Line Trains every 15 minutes.
Blue Line Trains every 15 minutes between National Airport and Downtown Largo; with additional trains between National Airport and New Carrollton. King St-Old Town, Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn St and Franconia-Springfield closed. 
Green Line Trains every 8 minutes.
Yellow Line  No service. Use Blue or Green lines instead.

For a full list of travel alternatives visit the Major Blue & Yellow line construction page.


  • Metrobuses serving the Pentagon Transit Center will be relocated to Pentagon City from opening until approximately 2 p.m.
  • Additional detours will also be in effect due to road closures for the race. 
  • Affected routes include: 5A, 7A, 10A, 16A, 16C, 16E, 22A, 38B, 42, 43, 52, 70, and 74.
  • For additional information, view list of temporary Metrobus detours.
  • Express shuttle buses between Pentagon and Huntington/Franconia-Springfield will instead operate to/from Crystal City until 3 p.m. 

Metro will notify customers when the rail station and transit center reopen via MetroAlerts text and email messages; on social media @MetrorailInfo @MetrobusInfo and on the Status and Alerts page at Sign up for MetroAlerts to receive the latest service information. 

To avoid crowds and waiting in line at fare vending machines, customers are encouraged to use SmarTrip mobile pay on your iPhone, Apple Watch or Android device. Just add the farecard to your Apple Wallet or Google Wallet to instantly add money for your trip. You can also purchase a SmarTrip card in advance at any fare vending machine or find a retail location near you. Make sure to add enough value for the roundtrip.

Metro's customer service team will also be available to assist customers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to provide real-time information online or by phone. Representatives respond to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social posts, emails and chat conversations. Customers may also get information by calling 202-637-7000 or visiting