For immediate release: January 13, 2023

Metro trains and buses to run on a holiday schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 16

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, Metrorail will operate on a Saturday schedule, Metrobus will operate with Saturday supplemental service and MetroAccess customers may make a reservation to travel on the holiday; however, prescheduled subscription trips will be canceled.

Metro is also honoring the civil rights leader with two specially wrapped Metrobuses. The buses feature an image of King and quotes him saying "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear," from his 1967 address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. We will also celebrate the King holiday with “a day on” volunteering to support the National Day of Service through our Fill-A-Bus Campaign with the Capital Area Food Bank.



Hours: 5 a.m. - midnight

Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line Blue LineNormal service, trains every 15 minutes.
Green Line Normal service, trains every 8 minutes.
Red Line Normal service between Shady Grove and Silver Spring, trains every 10 min; and every 20 minutes at Glenmont, Wheaton and Forest Glen.
Yellow Line No service through May 2023. Use Blue Plus or Green lines instead. Free rush hour shuttle bus service will operate on the holiday.

Red Line single tracking between Silver Spring and Forest Glen, 

Off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

Parking will be free at all Metro owned parking lots and garages.

Customers are also advised that weekend track work on the Red Line will continue through Monday for leak mitigation. This work allows Metro to maintain a state of good repair, while minimizing the impact to customers as ridership is historically lower on the holiday. For additional information on the weekend track work go to

Metro’s Yellow Line remains closed through May due to major construction on the bridge over the Potomac River and tunnel. Blue Plus and additional Green line train service is available as an alternative.


Hours: Schedules vary by route. Check timetables for schedule information.

Saturday supplemental service. All routes that normally operate on a Saturday will operate, in addition to selected supplemental routes. Check the supplemental service list to see if your route is operating.

Regular $2 fares for all regular route Metrobuses. 


MetroAccess will operate normal service. Customers with pre-scheduled subscription trips will be canceled and those who would like to travel on the holiday will need to make a separate reservation. Customers may schedule a trip online or by calling 301-562-5360 (TTY 301-588-7535).  

Customer Service

Customer service representatives are available to assist customers from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. by calling 202-637-7000 (automated information available 24/7), via chat online at, and through our social media channels.