Project Updates

King St-Old Town station platform 
May 22, 2019

Metro and regional officials urge customers to finalize alternative travel plans as summer 2019 station closures approach

Officials urged residents affected by the shutdown to make their travel plans before the start of the project.

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May 21, 2019

Station vicinity maps now available

These maps are excellent navigation tools that provide riders with information about exactly which bus routes and shuttles serve each station, and where you can find the bus stops you need.

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May 20, 2019

Yellow Line service extends to Greenbelt beginning May 25

Metro will begin running all Yellow Line trains to Greenbelt more than a month earlier than expected. The service adjustment, originally scheduled to take effect in July, will allow Metro to provide more reliable service between the airport station, downtown DC and points north during the Platform Improvement Project's station closures.

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May 17, 2019

Consider riding Metrobus this summer

Metro will be adding extra service to several routes, including Metroway, 8S/Z, 10A/E, 11Y and 21A/D.

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May 14, 2019

Pop-up events at Van Dorn St & Huntington

The Platform Improvement Project team will be at Van Dorn St Station tonight from 4:30-7 p.m., happy to answer any questions you have about the project.

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May 9, 2019

Getting the word out

With less than three weeks until the start of this summer's Platform Improvement Project, in-station customer notification is fully underway.

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May 2, 2019

Construction crews build replica station platform to prepare for this summer's work

Leading up to this summer's Platform Improvement Project, Metro's contractor is now full steam ahead preparing the work sites and training their teams. Recently, the project team constructed a station platform "mock up" to help train and educate the workers who will be completely reconstructing several station platforms this summer. 

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April 25, 2019

Free parking at three stations for Summer 2019 Platform Improvement Project

Parking will be free at Franconia-Springfield, Huntington and Van Dorn Street stations.

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April 18, 2019

Metro extends platform project by 6 days to permanently fix structural issue at Braddock Road

Following extensive inspections and engineering analysis, Metro and its contractor have identified additional structural modifications necessary to address a longstanding design issue at Braddock Road Station. The repairs are needed to ensure a safe platform surface that is level with train doors, a requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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March 29, 2019

Metro to relocate Kiss & Ride lots, bus stops ahead of summer Platform Improvement Project

In preparation for this summer's Platform Improvement Project at six stations on the Blue and Yellow lines, Metro's contractor, Kiewit, will soon begin constructing temporary bus loops at Huntington, Van Dorn Street, Braddock Road and Eisenhower Avenue stations. The temporary bus loops will accommodate free customer shuttles during construction and will be located in the stations' Kiss & Ride lots.

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March 5, 2019

Metro announces travel options, customer website for Blue/Yellow line customers affected by summer platform reconstruction work

In collaboration with regional officials and transportation agencies, Metro today released travel alternatives and a detailed project website - wmata.com/platforms - to help customers begin planning for this summer's closure of the six Blue and Yellow line stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. To expedite construction and minimize customer inconvenience, the six stations-Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia-Springfield-will be closed from Saturday, May 25 to Monday, September 2, 2019, to allow for around-the-clock work.

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