For immediate release: January 29, 2021

Metro announces service changes Sunday due to winter storm

Metro today announced service changes in advance of a winter storm forecast to affect the region on Sunday. Beginning Sunday morning, Metrobus will operate on a moderate snow service plan and scheduled work at Addison Rd., Arlington Cemetery, and on the Yellow Line bridge will be suspended. In addition, Metro will deploy resources and equipment to keep the tracks clear of snow and ice and treat station platforms, walkways and parking lots for customers.

Service information, Sunday, January 31:


  • Metrobus will operate on a moderate snow service plan with additional service impacts possible.
  • Under a moderate snow service plan, service on some routes will be suspended and detours will be in effect on selected routes to avoid areas prone to hazardous conditions such as hilly terrain and narrow streets.
  • Customers are encouraged to check the list of routes operating under a moderate snow plan before traveling to see how your travel may be affected.
  • Customers should use caution as sidewalks and walkways may be slippery.
  • Allow additional travel time due to the possibility of delays and increased wait times due to road conditions.


  • Metrorail will open at 8 a.m. with trains running on a normal weekend schedule. Trains can operate very close to a normal schedule in snowfall of up to six inches.
  • View Metrorail snow service information for additional details.
  • Minor delays may be possible due to de-icer trains running between passenger trains throughout the system.
  • Additional crews are being brought in to clear station platforms, walkways, and parking areas.
  • The upper levels of Metro parking garages may be closed due to snow accumulation.
  • Scheduled track work on the Yellow Line with single tracking between Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza will be suspended Sunday. Normal two-track service will operate across the Yellow Line Bridge.
  • Blue Line service will operate between Huntington and Largo Town Center. Addison Rd and Arlington Cemetery stations will be open, and scheduled track work canceled.
  • Due to power system upgrades, Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn St. stations will be closed on Sunday. Free shuttle buses will be provided between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St., and Eisenhower Ave. Previously announced express shuttles between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon stations have been canceled due to the weather. Full weekend rail service information is available at

Metro Access

  • MetroAccess expects to provide normal service for its customers; however, some trips may experience delays due to road conditions throughout the region.
  • Additional service changes may be necessary based on weather and road conditions to ensure the safety of Metro customers and employees.

Customers are encouraged to sign up for email or text message alerts through MetroAlerts, or check before traveling for updated service information. Service information will also be provided through our social media channels @Metrorailinfo and @Metrobusinfo.