2020 Platform Improvement Project updates

Platform reconstruction work at Reagan National Airport Station
December 17, 2020

Platform reconstruction now complete at Reagan National Airport Station

The work was completed on December 13, making it the eleventh station to have undergone platform repairs over the past two years.

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December 11, 2020

Looking back at historic Reagan National Airport Station photos

Check out some photos we pulled from the archives over the years.

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October 29, 2020

Construction crews move to final phase of Reagan National Airport Station work

The work crews have made great progress at the station since moving to the second platform in September.

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October 8, 2020

Take a virtual tour of your newly renovated Metro station

We've created virtual walkthroughs for Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church stations, along with before and after photos that highlight the significant transformations.

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October 6, 2020

Metro outlines next phases of platform reconstruction, additional capital projects in 2021 and beyond

Metro will rebuild deteriorating outdoor platforms at Arlington Cemetery, Addison Road, and four Green Line stations north of Fort Totten next year, continuing its robust capital program to keep the system safe and reliable for the next generation of riders.

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September 24, 2020

Construction crews complete Phase I, move to second platform at Reagan National Airport Station on Sept. 26

This week, teams are finishing tile installation and grouting, edge light testing and concrete repairs on the canopy.

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September 8, 2020

Summer 2020 Platform Improvement Project Highlights

View several facts and figures that put the project's massive scale into perspective compared with several iconic Washington landmarks, locations and institutions.

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September 4, 2020

Vienna and Dunn Loring stations to reopen Tuesday, marking completion of summer closures for platform reconstruction

The reopenings mark the end of summer station closures to reconstruct aging platforms at four Orange Line stations in Virginia.

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August 27, 2020

Residual construction and parking impacts at Platform Improvement Project stations

Returning customers can expect to see ongoing construction at the four Orange Line stations.

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August 20, 2020

Looking back at historic East Falls Church Station photos

Our series of throwback photos concludes with East Falls Church, which reopens in three days.

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August 17, 2020

Metro announces August 23 reopening of East Falls Church, Arlington Cemetery stations

Dunn Loring and Vienna scheduled to reopen Tuesday, September 8.

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August 13, 2020

Reconstruction advances as West Falls Church and Silver Line stations prepare for reopening

Significant progress has been made to open West Falls Church and Silver Line stations on August 16.

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August 6, 2020

Looking back at historic West Falls Church Station photos

Our series of throwback photos continues with West Falls Church, which is reopening in 10 days.

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July 29, 2020

Track alignment and Orange Line station construction updates

In addition to the work being done on the platforms, Metro crews have been working to realign the rail tracks.

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July 23, 2020

Platform reconstruction at Reagan National Airport Station to begin August 7

Work is being advanced on an accelerated timeframe to address critical structural issues. 

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July 23, 2020

Orange and Silver line changes coming August 16

West Falls Church will reopen for rail service along with five Silver Line stations west of Ballston-MU. 

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July 16, 2020

Looking back at historic Dunn Loring Station photos

Our throwback series continues with a look back at Dunn Loring. 

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July 9, 2020

Granite edges installed on all platforms and other Orange Line station construction updates

Installation of granite edges is a significant milestone for the project. 

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June 26, 2020

Service changes coming to summer shutdown area

Free shuttles will now serve three stations that were previously closed and Silver Line service will resume in August. 

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June 23, 2020

One month down: Orange Line platform construction update

Work has shifted from demolition to platform reconstruction and station improvements. 

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June 18, 2020

Looking back at historic Vienna Station photos

We're kicking off this year's throwback photo series with the station that serves as the western terminus of the Orange Line. 

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June 9, 2020

Orange Line platform construction update

Two weeks into the summer shutdown, construction is well underway at the stations. 

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June 4, 2020

OPM issues guidance related to Metro's Orange and Silver line summer closure

Agencies encouraged to utilize various workplace flexibilities while stations are closed. 

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May 29, 2020

Light shuttle ridership for first week of summer shutdown

Shuttles have not been crowded and are moving about 5% of normal rail ridership.

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May 20, 2020

Platform Improvement Project FAQ now available

Browse our FAQs or send us a question.

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May 19, 2020

Find your shuttle stop for the summer shutdown

Metro will provide three free shuttles to help customers get around during the shutdown.

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April 30, 2020

Platform Improvement Project construction underway at Orange Line stations

With just a few weeks until the summer shutdown on the Orange and Silver lines, construction is underway at Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church stations.

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April 23, 2020

Metro to use upcoming low-ridership summer to maximum effect, expands Orange, Silver line shutdown

Under the expanded plan, Metro will combine this summer's work demolishing and reconstructing platforms at four Orange Line stations with a separate project on the Silver Line to connect Metrorail to the new "phase II" stations, which are being constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

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April 16, 2020

West Falls Church Station closed this weekend in preparation for summer platform project

The station will be closed on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 as Metro and its contractors prepare for this summer's Platform Improvement Project by installing shoring under the station's platforms.

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March 13, 2020

Metro announces travel alternatives for customers affected by summer reconstruction work

In addition to free shuttles that will operate between rail stations, Metro is encouraging customers to consider regular-route bus service by Metrobus, Arlington Transit, Fairfax Connector, and OmniRide.

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March 11, 2020

Orange Line Parking Closures - Alternatives Available

Beginning March 15, parking will be reduced at West Falls Church and Vienna stations, and all parking will be closed at East Falls Church Station.

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February 14, 2020

Parking impacts begin March 15 at three Orange Line stations in advance of summer platform reconstruction

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December 11, 2019

Platform Improvement Project will rebuild 4 Virginia stations next summer for improved safety, customer experience

Metro's Platform Improvement Project is moving to the western side of the Orange Line next summer.

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