Travel Alternatives

PHASE ONE | PHASE TWO | Accessibility

Service Impacts and Travel Alternatives

Shuttle-Map-Sept-10-Oct-22-2022

Shuttle Map (Oct. 23, 2022 - May 2023)
Convenient Travel Options Map (Sept. 10 - Oct. 22, 2022)
Convenient Travel Options Map (Oct. 23, 2022-May 2023)
System Map (Sept. 10 - Oct. 22, 2022)
System Map (Oct. 23, 2022 - May 2023)
BL YL Bus Information
BL YL First and Last Shuttle Timetable
DC Shuttle 1 Timetable
DC Shuttle 2 Timetable
DC Shuttle 3 Timetable

PHASE ONE: Sept. 10 - Nov. 5, 2022

Rail Service:

  • No rail service south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station
  • No Yellow Line service, but Yellow Line stations north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station will be served by the Blue or Green lines
  • Additional Blue Line service, with trains departing every seven to nine minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and New Carrollton stations (every 15 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
  • Blue Line customers traveling between Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza stations should plan on approximately 15 minutes of extra travel time
  • Green Line trains will operate every eight minutes (every 10 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)

Note: If 7000-series trains remain out of service, trains will operate less frequently

Free Shuttle Service:
Seven free shuttles will be offered during Phase One, including local and express shuttles in Virginia and three limited-stop shuttles crossing the Potomac River.

  • Local shuttles will be available during all Metrorail operating hours.
    • Blue Line Local
      Local service between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St, King St-Old Town, Braddock Rd, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations every 10-20 minutes
    • Yellow Line Local
      Local service between Huntington, Eisenhower Ave, King St-Old Town, Braddock Rd, and Crystal City stations every 10-15 minutes. Yellow Line shuttles do not stop at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station (boards on Southside)
  • Express shuttles will be available most of the day (from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekends).
    • Blue Line Express: Franconia-Pentagon
      Express service between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon stations every 6 minutes during rush hours and up to 15 minutes during non-rush hours (rush hours 4:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
    • Yellow Line Express: Huntington-Pentagon
      Express service between Huntington and Pentagon stations every 6 minutes during rush hours and up to 15 minutes during non-rush hours (rush hours 4:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) (boards on Northside)
  • Limited shuttles will be available during weekday rush hours only. 
    • VA-DC Shuttle 1: Crystal City-L'Enfant (6:20 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.)
      Service between Crystal City, Pentagon City, Smithsonian, and L'Enfant Plaza stations every 12 minutes. Shuttle does not stop at Pentagon Station
    • VA-DC Shuttle 2: Pentagon-Archives (6:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
      Service between Pentagon, Smithsonian, Archives, & 11th & F Streets NW (near Metro Center) every 12 minutes.
    • VA-DC Shuttle 3: Mt. Vernon-Potomac Park (former 11Y Route) (5 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
      Service between Mt. Vernon, Alexandria, and Potomac Park every 20 minutes. Peak direction service only. 
      • Peak direction is toward Washington, DC in the morning and toward Virginia in the afternoon
      • The shuttle stops at several locations in Alexandria along the George Washington Parkway, including Huntington Point, Franklin Street, King Street, and Pendleton Street. In Washington, D.C., stops are near the McPherson Square Station at 14th and I Streets, NW, and near the Farragut West Station at 19th and I Streets

Reagan National Airport (DCA) Traveler Information:

Rail Service:
  • Customers on the Red, Orange, and Silver lines from Maryland or Washington D.C. should transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center. Green Line customers should transfer to the Blue Line at L'Enfant Plaza.
  • Between Sept. 10 - Nov. 5
    Blue Line Shuttle service is available for customers traveling between stations south of the airport.

Free Shuttle Service:

  • Travel options from the six closed stations:
    • Customers can take the Blue Line Express from Franconia-Springfield Station or the Yellow Line Express from Huntington Station to Pentagon Station and transfer to the Blue Line.
    • Yellow Line Local customers should transfer to the Blue Line Local at King St-Old Town Station.

Capital Bikeshare:

Northern Virginia Supplemental Service

Northern Virginia Supplemental Service Map

DASH Bus (Fare Free)

  • Line 35: Service between Van Dorn Metro, Yoakum Pkwy, Beauregard St, and Pentagon Metro
  • Line 103:  Service between Braddock Metro, Russell Rd, Glebe Rd, and Pentagon Metro
  • Line 104: Service between Braddock Metro, Cameron Mills Dr, Parkfairfax, and Pentagon Metro

Capital Bikeshare:

Fairfax Connector
  • Routes 393/394: Service between Saratoga Shopping Center, Saratoga Park & Ride, Backlick North Park & Ride, Mark Center, and Pentagon Metro Station
  • Routes 395/396: Service between Gambrill Road Park & Ride, Backlick North Park & Ride, and Pentagon Metro Station
OmniRide/PRTC
  • Route D-100: Service between Dale City and Downtown Washington
  • Route L-100: Service between Lake Ridge and Downtown Washington
  • Route D-200: Service between Dale City, Pentagon, and Rosslyn/Ballston
  • Route L-200: Service between Lake Ridge, Pentagon, and Crystal City
  • Route D-300: Service between Dale City, Pentagon, and Washington Navy Yard
  • RS South Route 1: Service between Triangle, Dumfries, Woodbridge, Pentagon, and Downtown Washington
  • MC Montclair: Service between Montclair, Pentagon, and Downtown Washington
VRE

PHASE TWO: Nov. 6, 2022 - May 2023

Rail Service:
  • All stations will reopen, and service will resume south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station
  • Yellow Line stations will be served by the Blue or Green lines
  • Blue Line trains will operate every 12 minutes between Largo Town Center and Franconia-Springfield stations and every 12 minutes between Huntington and New Carrollton stations (every 15 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
  • Green Line trains will operate every eight minutes (every 10 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
Note: If 7000-series trains remain out of service, trains will operate less frequently

Free Shuttle Service:
Metro will continue to provide three limited-stop shuttles crossing the Potomac River during weekday rush hours only.

  • VA-DC Shuttle 1: Crystal City-L'Enfant (6:20 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.)
    Service between Crystal City, Pentagon City, Smithsonian, and L'Enfant Plaza stations every 12 minutes. Shuttle does not stop at Pentagon Station
  • VA-DC Shuttle 2: Pentagon-Archives (6:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
    Service between Pentagon, Smithsonian, Archives, & 11th & F Streets NW (near Metro Center) every 12 minutes.
  • VA-DC Shuttle 3: Mt. Vernon-Potomac Park (former 11Y Route) (5:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
    Service between Mt. Vernon, Alexandria, and Potomac Park every 20 minutes. Peak direction service only.
    • Peak direction is toward Washington, DC in the morning and toward Virginia in the afternoon
    • The shuttle stops at several locations in Alexandria along the George Washington Parkway, including Huntington Point, Franklin Street, King Street, and Pendleton Street. In Washington, D.C., stops are near the McPherson Square Station at 14th and I Streets, NW, and near the Farragut West Station at 19th and I Streets
Other Convenient Travel Options:
In addition to free shuttle service, other travel options are available.
  • 16Y Columbia Pike-Farragut Square Line: Between Barcroft and McPherson Square.
  • Metroway: Service between the Braddock Rd, Crystal City, and Pentagon City stations. Service is free through Nov. 5, 2022.
  • Virginia Railway Express: Service is available at Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town (VRE Station Alexandria), Crystal City, and L'Enfant Plaza stations. Free VRE systemwide during Sept. Free VRE in the shutdown area through Oct.
Reagan National Airport (DCA) Traveler Information:
Rail Service:
  • Customers on the Red, Orange, and Silver lines from Maryland or Washington D.C. should transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center. Green Line customers should transfer to the Blue Line at L'Enfant Plaza.
  • Between Sept. 10 - Nov. 5
    Blue Line Shuttle service is available for customers traveling between stations south of the airport.

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Accessibility

  • Shuttles will be operated using a combination of standard Metrobuses and coach buses.
  • Accessible shuttles will be available at all affected stations.
  • MetroAccess paratransit is available for customers who are unable to use the accessible shuttles. For MetroAccess eligibility, an expedited process is available at the Transit Accessibility Center.
  • Fare vending machines are not accessible at closed stations. Review how to reload your SmarTrip® card.