Project Updates

Platform demolition at Prince George's Plaza Station
November 18, 2021

Take a tour of your newly renovated Metro station – Summer 2021

Last summer, Metro worked around the clock to reconstruct the outdoor platforms and improve the customer experience at four Green and Yellow Line stations: Greenbelt, College Park-U of Md, Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville. If you haven’t visited these stations yet, don’t worry! Take a look at the virtual walkthroughs for each station.


September 2, 2021 

Final work advances as Green and Yellow stations prepare for reopening September 7

There is less than a week until Greenbelt, College Park-U of Md, Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville stations reopen. Follow along for the most recent work at these stations and other important information as riders prepare to return to these stations on September 7.


August 16, 2021

Approaching the finish line

This summer’s work also includes constructing an important safety feature at all four stations: the “area of safe dispersal,” or ASD. In the past few weeks, the project team has been constructing new concrete areas at the end of each platform that will provide room for customers who cannot quickly exit the station in an emergency.

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July 29, 2021

Installation underway for new station features

With platform reconstruction work nearly completed for this summer’s Platform Improvement Project, work has progressed with installing new station features.

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July 14, 2021

New station platforms begin to take shape

Demolition of the existing platform tiles and granite edge is complete at every station and the construction team is now busy repairing cracks, installing rebar, pouring concrete and placing new granite edge pieces.

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June 30, 2021

Take a tour of your newly renovated Metro station

It's been just over one month since the Spring 2021 Platform Improvement Project stations reopened following significant platform reconstruction work. Whether you've already returned to your station or plan to in the future, you will find safer and more accessible platforms, along with an enhanced station experience that will bring a higher level of safety, convenience and communication.

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June 29, 2021

June 29 Construction Update

Demolition of the existing platform tiles and granite edge is complete at every station and the construction team is now busy repairing cracks, installing rebar, pouring concrete and placing new granite edge pieces.

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June 11, 2021

Two weeks into the Summer 2021 Platform Improvement Project work

The process will take place over the next three months, which includes platform demolition, platform repair and rebar installation, and customer experience improvement installation.

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May 26, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Platform Improvement Project? Browse our FAQs or send us your question.

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May 20, 2021

Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery stations reopen Sunday; Four Green and Yellow Line stations close May 29 for platform reconstruction

Metro customers at Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery will enjoy safer, modernized stations when the stations reopen on Sunday, May 23, after three months of work to completely rebuild their platforms and make upgrades throughout the stations.

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May 5, 2021

Arlington Cemetery and Addison Rd stations prepare for reopening in late May

With less than three weeks until Addison Rd and Arlington Cemetery stations reopen, crews are winding down construction and turning towards testing and finishing installation of the customer experience improvements.

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April 21, 2021

April 21 Construction Update

Since the last construction update in early April, the project team has remained busy at Addison Rd and Arlington Cemetery stations as reconstruction work and installation of customer experience improvements continues for the Platform Improvement Project. Work continues to move ahead at a great pace, keeping the stations on track to open by the end of May.

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April 14, 2021

Metro encourages Green and Yellow line customers to plan ahead for May 1-9 track work

Metro is reminding Green and Yellow line customers to plan ahead for scheduled track work May 1-9 that will require free shuttle buses to replace trains at four stations over one weekend and the weeklong closure of West Hyattsville. The work will upgrade the interlocking system at Fort Totten, which allows trains to safely cross from one track to another.

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April 7, 2021

Switching platforms at Addison Rd Station and other construction updates

Over the past week, the Platform Improvement Project team reached an important milestone with the major reconstruction work now finished on the first half of the platform at Addison Rd Station. While other minor work remains, including installation of security cameras, edge lighting, pylons and station signage, this is a significant milestone for the project team because it means they can now move over and begin platform reconstruction work on the second half of the platform.

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March 24, 2021

March 24 Construction Update

The original concrete platforms have been demolished at Addison Rd and Arlington Cemetery stations, and nearly all of the new granite edges have been installed.

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March 22, 2021

Metro announces travel alternatives during summer platform reconstruction work

Starting Saturday, May 29 through Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, Greenbelt, College Park-U of Md, Prince George's Plaza, and West Hyattsville stations on the Green and Yellow lines will be closed.

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March 18, 2021

Looking back at historic Arlington Cemetery Station photos

Check out some photos we pulled from the archives.

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March 10, 2021

Construction update: one month in

Construction crews have begun laying the track edge formwork that must be in place before they can pour new platform edge and begin reconstructing the platform.

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February 24, 2021

Platform reconstruction work underway at Addison Rd & Arlington Cemetery stations

Take a look at the construction process required to reconstruct the station platforms and install new customer experience improvements.

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February 19, 2021

Metro advises Green and Yellow line customers of parking restrictions and weekend closures at four stations ahead of summer platform reconstruction

Customers on the Green and Yellow lines will begin to see preconstruction activity on February 20 at stations scheduled for reconstruction this summer.

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February 8, 2021

Metro reminds customers of closures of Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery stations for platform reconstruction beginning Saturday

The work will continue through Sunday, May 23 to allow for platform reconstruction and other station improvements, including the installation of more energy-efficient LED lighting, slip-resistant tiles and new digital signage to improve customer communication.

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December 14, 2020

Metro announces travel alternatives during spring platform reconstruction work

Free shuttle bus service and other travel alternatives will be available during the spring closure of Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery stations from Feb. 13 through May 23, 2021.

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