For immediate release: October 19, 2021

Metrorail service update: Delays possible through end of the week

As we continue to address the needs of our customers impacted by current service delays, Metro appreciate the public’s understanding of the need to put safety first. 

While Metro aims to provide service consistent with the announced basic service plan through the rest of the week, customers should anticipate trains every 15-20 minutes on the Red Line and every 30-40 minutes on all other lines to account for any unplanned disruptions. There is currently no capacity to fill unforeseen gaps, which will result in longer wait times. Crews are working as quickly as possible to put more trains into service. 

Due to the unplanned service disruptions this week, train times on Metro’s trip planner may not reflect the latest service schedule. Customers are encouraged to use the live train map feature to see the locations of trains on each line. In-station next train signs (Passenger Information Displays) are providing accurate train arrival estimates. 

Customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text or email messages to receive the latest service information, follow us on Twitter @MetrorailInfo, or check