For immediate release: January 11, 2022

Shady Grove and Rockville stations reopening on Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Metro will welcome customers back to Shady Grove and Rockville stations on January 16, 2022, following a four-month shutdown for the Rockville Canopy Replacement ProjectDuring the station closuresconstruction crews worked around the clock to rebuild the platform canopy at Rockville Station, install safety and communications improvements at Shady Grove and Rockville stations, and advance safety-critical track work  

We look forward to welcoming customers back to Rockville and Shady Grove stations this week.  While station closures cause inconvenience at the time, the work is a sign of our commitment to infrastructure and maintenance improvements to ensure safety and reliability for our customers,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Metro’s capital improvement program continues to advance projects that  ensure a state of good repair for regional transit infrastructure.” 

Customers at Rockville Station will benefit from several user experience improvements on the station’s platform including brighter, more efficient LED lightsupgraded speakers and new digital passenger information screensAt Shady Grove Station, the platform canopy, roof and escalators have been repaired. Both stations will also receive new, upgraded faregates to make accessing transit easier as part of Metro’s system-wide initiative to modernize fare equipment to be faster and more reliable. 

Additionally, the Park & Ride Lot at Rockville Station is fully repaved to provide customers with safer and more accessible parkingHowever, some ongoing parking closures will remain in effect, as Metro completes improvements and restores the parking facilities at both stations over the coming weeks.  

Customers can expect some construction activities on customer experience improvements and other station assets to continue after January 16. All additional work will be completed safely, while the stations remain open. 

The closure also allowed Metro to perform safety-critical work on the tracks between Shady Grove and Rockville stations including repairs to the signal system, track maintenance, third-rail power cable inspections and repairs, and switch machine replacement. 

While the new canopy at Rockville Station provides cover for customers, it remains temporarily unfinished while Metro determines the best type of exterior panels needed to complete the project. Metro and its contractor are working to develop a permanent solution and will communicate details when available.  

Customer Information 


  • Red Line service resumes on January 16, 2022, at Shady Grove and Rockville stations. 
  • Free shuttle bus service will end on January 15, 2022.  
  • SmarTrip® cards purchased before 2012 will not work with the new faregates at both stations. Replace your old card today. 

Parking and Bus Relocation 


  • Buses will continue to stop at their temporary locations in the West Kiss & Ride Lot until February. The West Kiss & Ride Lot remains closed to passenger vehicles. 
  • Customers should use the East Kiss & Ride Lot during this time for pick-up and drop-off.  

Shady Grove 

  • The West Kiss & Ride Lot will remain closed until approximately late January.  
  • Customers should use the East Kiss & Ride Lot during this time for pick-up and drop-off.  

Parking fees are expected to resume at each station when the Kiss & Ride Lot at that station is restored. Please follow all posted signs at the stations.  

Customer Health & Safety 

In the interest of health and safety, customers are reminded face masks are required by federal law on trains, buses and in stations. Masks should cover the nose and mouth at all times. 

About the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project 

Metro’s Rockville Canopy Replacement Project replaced the aging canopy structure over the platform at Rockville Station and installed additional customer improvements at the station. More information is available at