Summer 2020 Platform Improvement Project Highlights
View several facts and figures that put the project's massive scale into perspective compared with several iconic Washington landmarks, locations and institutions.
Vienna and Dunn Loring stations to reopen Tuesday, marking completion of summer closures for platform reconstruction
The reopenings mark the end of summer station closures to reconstruct aging platforms at four Orange Line stations in Virginia.
Residual construction and parking impacts at Platform Improvement Project stations
Returning customers can expect to see ongoing construction at the four Orange Line stations.
Looking back at historic East Falls Church Station photos
Our series of throwback photos concludes with East Falls Church, which reopens in three days.
Metro announces August 23 reopening of East Falls Church, Arlington Cemetery stations
Dunn Loring and Vienna scheduled to reopen Tuesday, September 8.
Reconstruction advances as West Falls Church and Silver Line stations prepare for reopening
Significant progress has been made to open West Falls Church and Silver Line stations on August 16.
Looking back at historic West Falls Church Station photos
Our series of throwback photos continues with West Falls Church, which is reopening in 10 days.
Track alignment and Orange Line station construction updates
In addition to the work being done on the platforms, Metro crews have been working to realign the rail tracks.
Platform reconstruction at Reagan National Airport Station to begin August 7
Work is being advanced on an accelerated timeframe to address critical structural issues.
Orange and Silver line changes coming August 16
West Falls Church will reopen for rail service along with five Silver Line stations west of Ballston-MU.
Looking back at historic Dunn Loring Station photos
Our throwback series continues with a look back at Dunn Loring.
Granite edges installed on all platforms and other Orange Line station construction updates
Installation of granite edges is a significant milestone for the project.
Service changes coming to summer shutdown area
Free shuttles will now serve three stations that were previously closed and Silver Line service will resume in August.
One month down: Orange Line platform construction update
Work has shifted from demolition to platform reconstruction and station improvements.
Looking back at historic Vienna Station photos
We're kicking off this year's throwback photo series with the station that serves as the western terminus of the Orange Line.
Orange Line platform construction update
Two weeks into the summer shutdown, construction is well underway at the stations.
OPM issues guidance related to Metro's Orange and Silver line summer closure
Agencies encouraged to utilize various workplace flexibilities while stations are closed.
Light shuttle ridership for first week of summer shutdown
Shuttles have not been crowded and are moving about 5% of normal rail ridership.
Platform Improvement Project FAQ now available
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Find your shuttle stop for the summer shutdown
Metro will provide three free shuttles to help customers get around during the shutdown.
Platform Improvement Project construction underway at Orange Line stations
With just a few weeks until the summer shutdown on the Orange and Silver lines, construction is underway at Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church stations.
Metro to use upcoming low-ridership summer to maximum effect, expands Orange, Silver line shutdown
Under the expanded plan, Metro will combine this summer's work demolishing and reconstructing platforms at four Orange Line stations with a separate project on the Silver Line to connect Metrorail to the new "phase II" stations, which are being constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).
April 16, 2020
West Falls Church Station closed this weekend in preparation for summer platform project
The station will be closed on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 as Metro and its contractors prepare for this summer's Platform Improvement Project by installing shoring under the station's platforms.
Metro announces travel alternatives for customers affected by summer reconstruction work
In addition to free shuttles that will operate between rail stations, Metro is encouraging customers to consider regular-route bus service by Metrobus, Arlington Transit, Fairfax Connector, and OmniRide.
March 11, 2020
Orange Line Parking Closures - Alternatives Available
Beginning March 15, parking will be reduced at West Falls Church and Vienna stations, and all parking will be closed at East Falls Church Station.
February 14, 2020
Parking impacts begin March 15 at three Orange Line stations in advance of summer platform reconstruction
Platform Improvement Project will rebuild 4 Virginia stations next summer for improved safety, customer experience
Metro's Platform Improvement Project is moving to the western side of the Orange Line next summer.