For immediate release: June 24, 2017

Metro prepares for changes to hours, schedules and fares this weekend

Metro fares, bus schedules, rail system hours, and the frequency of rush-hour trains will change starting Sunday, June 25.

Metrorail system hours

Beginning June 25, Metrorail system hours will be adjusted to enhance safety and reliability by providing more time for new categories of maintenance and testing that were not possible before. The new hours are:

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Sunday 8 a.m. 11 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 5 a.m. 11:30 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. 1 a.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. 1 a.m.

Note: On Saturday, June 24, the Metrorail system will close at midnight. The first 1 a.m. closing will be Friday, June 30.

Last train times vary by station. To check the last train times for a particular station, visit

Metrorail service levels

On Metrorail, changes are being made to service levels during rush-hours only, where trains will run every 8 minutes on each colored line, rather than every 6 minutes on most lines today. On the Red Line, trains will run every 4 minutes between Grosvenor and Silver Spring; trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will run every 8 minutes.
The Blue Line, which today runs every 12 minutes during rush hours, will see an increase in service with trains running every 8 minutes -- the same as all other lines.

Rush+ Yellow Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt will be discontinued. During rush hours, all Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square. (Yellow Line service will be extended to Fort Totten during off-peak hours.) Riders north of Mt Vernon Square should use Green Line trains for continuing service.

Metrobus schedules

Metrobus service changes will include additional late night and early weekend trips on key corridors in the District, Maryland and Virginia and some schedules will be modified to improve service and simplify routes.

Additional trips will be provided on the following routes that no longer have late night or early weekend rail service:

District of Columbia: 30N, 30S, 42, 52, 54, 64, 70, 80, 90, 92, 96, A2, A6, A8, E4, G8, H4, L2, S2, S4, W4, X2

Maryland: C4, F4, J2, K6, P12, Q1, Q4

Virginia: 1A, 2A, 9R, 10A, 10N, 16E, 23B, 28A, 38B

Metrobus service will be changed or eliminated on the following routes including schedule changes and added or discontinued trips. Changes may impact service to some bus stops and Metrorail stations.

District of Columbia: 30N, 30S, 42, 43, 52, 54, 64, 70, 80, 90, 92, 96, A2, A6, A8, D8, E4, E6, G2, G8, H4, H8, L2, N2, N4, N6, S1, S2, S4, S9, W4, X2

Maryland: 89, B30, C4, C11, C13, C21, C22, C26, F4, F13, H11, H12, H13, J2, J5, K6, P12, P17, P18, P19, Q1, Q4, T2, W13, W14, W19, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z7

Virginia: 1A, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2T, 5A, 7W, 7X, 10A, 10N, 13Y, 15K, 15L, 16B, 16E, 16J, 16P, 16Y, 17A, 17B, 17F, 17M, 18P, 18R, 18S, 23B, 28A, 28X, 38B, REX

View the complete summary of bus service changes and timetables for more detailed information.

Fare adjustments

Metrorail fares will increase:
Rush hour: $0.10
Off-peak: $0.25

Plan a trip after June 25 using TripPlanner at to determine new fares. 

Metrobus local-route fares will increase by $0.25. The new fare is $2.00.
Express bus routes will increase to $4.25.
Airport express routes 5A and B30 will increase to $7.50.

Parking fees will increase by $0.10 at most stations. For details on specific station rates, visit

Technical correction to fare tables
As part of scheduled fare adjustments, Metro will make technical corrections to a small subset of fares to address certain distance calculation errors. Metro’s fares are distance-based. The adjustments affect fewer than five percent of rail trips; of those, most are off +/- 5 cents from the new fare based on updated distance calculations. (The overall net effect of these discrepancies meant Metro actually undercharged customers about $124,000 over the course of a year – an amount that represents 0.007 % of Metro’s operating budget.) Metro will issue an automatic credit this summer to registered SmarTrip card holders for any net overcharges exceeding $2 between 2015 and 2017.

Need more info?

Call Metro Customer Service at 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-962-2033).