Major Weekend Track Work Schedule

Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro has transitioned to a new program of preventive maintenance and planned capital work. Overnight and weekend hours will be used for enhanced preventive maintenance including cable testing to prevent smoke and fire incidents, stray current testing, trackbed cleaning, switch maintenance, torqueing (tightening fasteners, joint nuts and bolts) to eliminate excessive strain on infrastructure, and track geometry work to ensure the correct rail alignment.

NOTE: Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule below. However, changes may be necessary due to weather, construction delays and other factors outside our control. This page will be updated as necessary.

For details about this weekend's track work, including minor projects that may impact your trip, view wmata.com/weekend.

Start End Line Impact Stations Closed Work Performed
Feb 22 Feb 23 Green lineYellow line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Mt Vernon Sq and U Street
None Track circuit testing & switch replacement
Feb 22 Feb 23 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Medical Center & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Feb 24 Feb 27 Red line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM,
Single track between Dupont Circle and Van Ness
None Radio cable installation
Feb 29 Mar 1 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Takoma & Glenmont
Silver Spring, Forest Glen & Wheaton MTA Purple Line integration
Mar 2 Mar 5 Red line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Dupont Circle and Van Ness
None Radio cable installation
Mar 7 Mar 8 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Vienna & West Falls Church
Dunn Loring Summer Platform Improvement Project preparation work
Mar 7 Mar 8 Green lineYellow line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Navy Yard & Anacostia
None Switch replacement
Mar 7 Mar 8 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Dupont Circle & Van Ness
None Radio cable installation
Mar 14 Mar 15 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Eastern Market & Stadium-Armory
None Trackbed lighting installation
Mar 14 Mar 15 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Takoma & Glenmont
Silver Spring, Forest Glen & Wheaton MTA Purple Line integration
Mar 14 Mar 15 Green line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Naylor Rd & Branch Ave
None Rail renewal
Mar 16 Mar 19 Red line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Grosvenor & Twinbrook
None Radio cable installation
Mar 20 Mar 22 Red line Friday - Sunday starting at 10PM each day
Single track between Grosvenor & Twinbrook
None Radio cable installation
Mar 27 Mar 29 Red line Friday - Sunday starting at 10PM each day
Single track between Van Ness & Friendship Heights
None Radio cable installation
Apr 3 Apr 5 Red line Friday - Sunday starting at 10PM each day
Single track between Van Ness & Friendship Heights
None Radio cable installation
Apr 18 Apr 19 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Vienna & West Falls Church
Dunn Loring Summer Platform Improvement Project preparation work
Apr 18 Apr 19 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between East Falls Church & West Falls Church
None Summer Platform Improvement Project preparation work
Apr 18 Apr 19 Green lineYellow line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Mt Vernon Sq & L'Enfant Plaza
None Radio cable installation
May 2 May 3 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Vienna & West Falls Church
Dunn Loring Summer Platform Improvement Project preparation work
May 2 May 3 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between East Falls Church & West Falls Church
None Summer Platform Improvement Project preparation work
May 23 Sep 7 Orange lineSilver line Platform improvement project
between Vienna & East Falls Church
Vienna, Dunn Loring & East Falls Church Platform reconstruction and infrastructure rehabilitation