Advisory

Posted: Apr 18, 2014 Expiration: Apr 21, 2014

Weekend service adjustments April 18-20 to allow for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 18-20 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Trains on the Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at Greenbelt Station on Saturday only (see below). Red Line trains will run every 15 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours. Buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.

Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment -- and work effort -- since the system's original construction in the early 1970s.


Red Line  Red Line 
Trains every 10-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Van Ness & NoMa-Gallaudet: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener and insulator renewal between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; fence and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option.
  • If traveling between Fort Totten and downtown, consider using Green/Yellow service instead. 
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

Orange Line Orange Line 
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between New Carrollton & Cheverly: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Minnesota Ave and Deanwood

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express Buses will operate non-stop between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Add 25 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory, platform renewal at Minnesota Ave, and improvements to track infrastructure including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Cheverly will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 11:09 p.m.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

   Blue Line
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Largo Town Center & Addison Road: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Benning Road and Capitol Heights

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.
Shuttle buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, making intermediate stops at Benning Road and Capitol Heights. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop (30 min travel time total).

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory and improvements to track infrastructure - including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Blue Line train of the night from Largo Town Center to Benning Road will depart 15 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:09 p.m.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten


Green Line
Regular service EXCEPT Saturday during daytime hours at Greenbelt Station only

On Saturday, Green Line trains will operate:

  • Between College Park & Branch Ave at regular weekend intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
  • At Greenbelt Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM

Regular weekend service on Sunday.

Work Performed: Crews will continue testing new 7000-series railcars

Travel Tip: Riders who normally use Greenbelt Station may wish to consider College Park (Green Line) as alternates on Saturday


For more information

For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit wmata.com. Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering wmata.com into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].


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