June 13, 2019
Platform reconstruction overview and construction update
Before a new platform can appear under your feet, sections of the deteriorated platforms require extensive repair work and partial demolition.
Serving customers during the first week of the Platform Improvement Project
Shuttle buses are moving 26,000-34,000 boardings per day, larger than any shuttle operation during SafeTrack.
Metro seeks to improve Huntington-Pentagon Express after first week of shuttle service
During peak service periods, the Huntington-Pentagon Express will depart directly for Pentagon Station from both the south and north sides of Huntington Station, instead of serving both sides of the station as it did the first week of the shutdown.
First week construction progress
In the first days of the Platform Improvement Project, Metro employees and contractors have gone straight to work.
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.
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.
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.
Consider riding Metrobus this summer
Metro will be adding extra service to several routes, including Metroway, 8S/Z, 10A/E, 11Y and 21A/D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.