Red Line: Two stations closed July 21 - September 3 for major capital project

Advisory Effective: 7/21/18 - 9/3/18

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rhode Island Ave and Brookland stations closed
  • No Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U

Beginning Saturday, July 21, and continuing through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), Metro will close two stations on the Red Line, Rhode Island Ave and Brookland stations, for a major capital project.

During the 45-day project, Metro will return to Rhode Island Avenue Station to complete necessary structural repair work that began during SafeTrack. Rhode Island Avenue Station, Metro's oldest outdoor station, was closed on an emergency basis in 2016 when concrete fell from the aerial structure. Metro engineers stabilized the structure and performed additional remediation work during a SafeTrack surge in 2016 until permanent repairs could be completed.

The structural work, including rebuilding deteriorated platforms to improve ADA accessibility, requires that tracks be taken out of service to allow for demolishing existing structures, access to the construction area, and concrete pouring.

Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Fort Totten and NoMa-Galludet U, with reduced service across the Red Line. Customers should allow additional travel time and seek alternatives if traveling to or from the affected stations.

Metro and the District Department of Transportation have worked together to develop a comprehensive alternate transportation plan that includes operating G9 MetroExtra service during all hours of the rail system, seven days a week, and using a dedicated bus lane for Metrobus service and shuttles along Rhode Island Avenue NE to provide a faster trip to and from Downtown DC.

Parking access will be extremely limited at Rhode Island Ave. due to the ongoing construction activity. Customers should consider other Park & Ride facilities.

Red Line Shutdown Ft. Totten - NoMa-Gallaudet U Brochure

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SERVICE

2018 Red Line Shutdown Map Ft. Totten - NoMaWeekdays

Rail

  • Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations closed.
  • No Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations; customers traveling to/from Red Line stations north of Fort Totten use Green or Yellow line trains between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the work zone.
  • Red Line trains will operate every 6 minutes between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet U during peak periods and midday every 8 minutes.
  • Red Line trains will operate every 10 minutes between between Fort Totten and Glenmont during peak periods and midday.
  • Evenings all Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes.

Bus shuttles & supplemental service

  • Free local shuttle buses provide service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations.
  • Free express shuttle buses provide service during AM/PM rush hours only between Brookland and Rhode Island Ave and the areas of Metro Center, Gallery Place and Union Station.
  • Expanded G9 MetroExtra service will operate during all hours the Metrorail system is open.

Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips to or from stations between Glenmont and NoMa-Gallaudet U. The program will remain in effect for Red Line travel between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet U.

See weekend service and alternatives below.



TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES

  • Customers who use or travel through one of the closed stations are encouraged to consider alternative travel options.
  • Red Line customers traveling to/from stations north of Fort Totten should use Green or Yellow line trains between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the work zone.
  • Metro will add capacity to the Green/Yellow lines to accommodate Red Line riders, including running some Yellow Line trains to/from Greenbelt.
  • G9 MetroExtra will operate at all hours the rail system is open, seven days per week, connecting Rhode Island Ave with Downtown DC and other rail and bus lines.
  • To reduce travel times, Metro has received approval from the District Department of Transportation to use a new dedicated bus lane along Rhode Island Ave. NE for G9 MetroExtra from North Capitol St. to 12th St. NE. The lane will operate Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Customers who normally park at Red Line stations between Glenmont and Fort Totten should consider Park & Ride facilities at White Flint, Twinbrook, Prince George's Plaza or Greenbelt.
  • Free shuttle buses will replace trains as follows:
    • Local shuttle bus provides service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave and NoMa-Gallaudet U with stops at all stations.
  • Free weekday peak period express shuttle buses will operate as follows:
    • Express shuttle between Brookland and Union Station (North Capitol St. & Massachusetts Ave.)
    • Express shuttle between Brookland and Rhode Island Ave to Gallery Place (9th St. & G St. NW)
    2018 Red Line Shutdown Shuttle Map

METROBUS

For detailed schedules see timetables on wmata.com.

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Silver Spring

79 MetroExtra Georgia Ave Line
S9 MetroExtra 16th St. Limited
70 Georgia Ave. - 7th St. Line
S2, S4 16th St. Line

Takoma

59 MetroExtra 14th St. Limited
52,54 14th St. Line

Fort Totten
Bus Service and Boarding Locations

60 Georgia Ave - Petworth
64 Federal Triangle
80 Kennedy Center/McPherson Sq(via Brookland)
E4 Friendship Heights
K2 Takoma

Brookland
Bus Service and Boarding Locations

80 Kennedy Center/McPherson Sq/Fort Totten
G8 Farragut North/West
H2, H3, H4 Columbia Heights/Tenleytown
H8 Rhode Island Ave

Rhode Island Ave
Bus Service and Boarding Locations

D8 Union Station
G8 Farragut North/West (stop at Rhode Island Ave. and 4th St. NE)
G9 MetroExtra (stop at Rhode Island Ave. & 8th Pl. NE)

NoMa-Gallaudet U
Bus Service and Boarding Locations

90 Duke Ellington Bridge
92 Reeves Center

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RAIL OPTIONS

Transfer to Green or Yellow line trains between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the work zone.

Additional Yellow Line trains will operate every 16 minutes to/from Greenbelt during rush hours to accommodate increased capacity from Red Line riders.

MARC - Consider MARC's Brunswick Line from Rockville, Silver Spring or Kensington to Union Station.

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PARKING

Red Line customers who normally park at stations between Glenmont and Fort Totten should consider other Park & Ride facilities at White Flint, Twinbrook, Prince George's Plaza and Greenbelt.

Rhode Island Ave. Station will have extremely limited parking available. Customers should consider other Park & Ride facilities.

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CARPOOL, VANPOOL & OTHER RESOURCES

Commuter Connections - A regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, providing information on all your commute options, including ridesharing information for those interested in carpooling or vanpooling to and from work.

goDCgo - goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation, providing transit resources and consulting services to DC organizations and commuters.

Capital Bikeshare - Metro DC's bikeshare system, covering Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Montgomery County, MD; Prince George's County, MD; and Fairfax County, VA.


WEEKENDS

Rail

  • Red Line trains will operate between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet U every 8 minutes during the day; every 15 minutes evenings and late night.
  • Red Line trains will operate between Glenmont and Fort Totten every 10 minutes during the day; every 15 minutes evenings and late night.

On the weekend of July 28-29

  • The work zone will be extended to Silver Spring Station
  • Red Line trains will operate between Glenmont and Silver Spring; and between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet U.
  • Takoma Station and Fort Totten Red Line platform closed.

Bus shuttles & supplemental service

  • Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U.
  • Expanded G9 MetroExtra service will operate during all hours the Metrorail system is open.

On the weekend of July 28 -29

  • Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Silver Spring and NoMa-Gallaudet U.
  • Expanded G9 MetroExtra service will operate during all hours the Metrorail system is open.
  • Customers may wish to also consider regular-route bus service as an alternative including MetroExtra routes 59, 79, G9 and S9 or routes 52, 54, 63, 64, 70, 80, G8, P6, S2 and S4
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have questions or need assistance planning your trip, please call Metro Customer Service (202) 637-7000.

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