For immediate release: October 8, 2021

Metro service information for Columbus Day, Monday, October 11

In observance of Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on a Saturday schedule. MetroAccess service for customers with disabilities will operate the same hours as Metrorail and Metrobus; however, subscription trips will be canceled.

Off-peak fares will be in effect and parking will be free at all Metro owned garages and lots. 

Under federal law, when traveling on Metro customers are required to wear face masks on buses, trains, indoor stations and in MetroAccess vehicles. 


Metrorail: Service will operate from 5 a.m. until midnight, serving 89 of 91 stations. Trains will run on a Saturday schedule as follows:

Red Line Trains every 8 minutes until 9:30 p.m. then every 10 minutes until closing.
Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line Yellow Line Green Line Trains every15 minutes, with service adjustments on the Blue Line after 9 p.m.

In addition, customers are reminded that the Shady Grove and Rockville stations remain closed for construction due to the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project and other customer improvements. Free local shuttle bus service will be provided; however, due to the holiday, weekday express shuttle bus service will not be available. 

More information about planned service adjustments can be found in the weekend track work advisory.

Metrobus: Buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. Routes that do not normally operate on Saturday will not run. Schedules vary by route. Check timetables for schedule information by route. Saturday supplemental service will not be available.

MetroAccess: Paratransit service will operate on a normal schedule; however, subscription trips will be canceled. Customers wishing to travel on the holiday should make a separate reservation online or by calling 301-562-5360 (TTY 301-588-7535).

In addition, Metro's customer information line and customer relations call centers will be closed on the holiday. Automated information is available 24/7 by calling (202) 637-7000 or online at