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|
|Aug 7||Dec 25||Platform Improvement Project
One track closed at Reagan National Airport; remaining two tracks open. No impact to service.
|Sep 26||Sep 27||Single tracking between Cheverly and New Carrollton||None||Grout pad and fastener renewal|
|Oct 3||Oct 4||Single tracking between Cheverly and New Carrollton||None||Grout pad and fastener renewal|
|Oct 5||Oct 9||From 10 p.m. until close, single tracking between Fort Totten and Georgia Ave-Petworth||None||Switch replacement|
|Oct 10||Oct 11||Shutdown between L'Enfant Plaza and Pentagon||None||Bridge Inspection|
|Oct 10||Oct 12||Shutdown between King St-Old Town and Huntington||Eisenhower Ave & Huntington||Switch Replacement|
|Oct 17||Oct 18||Single tracking between Eastern Market and Cheverly/Addison Road||None||Switch replacement|
|Oct 19||Nov 8||After 10 PM single tracking between Mt Vernon Sq and U Street||None||Fire system upgrades|
|Oct 24||Oct 25||Single tracking between Eastern Market and Cheverly/Addison Road||None||Switch replacement|
|Oct 31||Nov 1||Shutdown between Rhode Island Ave to Takoma||Brookland and Fort Totten (upper level platform)||Switch replacement|