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Blue/Yellow line service adjustments Nov 26-Dec 9 due to Potomac Bridge improvement project

Advisory Effective: 11/26/18 - 12/9/18

SERVICE | TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES | BUS | RAIL | PARKING | ADDITIONAL INFORMATION   

Monday, November 26 through Sunday December 9: No Yellow Line service; use Blue Line for travel between Virginia and DC





Immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Metro will begin a continuous 14-day capital project (10 commuting days) on the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River beginning Monday, November 26 through Sunday, December 9. The project will include structural repairs, and rail infrastructure improvements, such as grout pad reconstruction and fastener replacement along the entire bridge.

During the project, there will be no Yellow Line service. Customers should use the Blue Line for alternate service between Virginia and DC.

Blue Line trains will run between Franconia-Springfield & Largo Town Center and between Huntington & Largo Town Center. During rush hour, trains will run about half as frequently as usual, due to capacity limits at the Rosslyn tunnel. Customers may experience crowding.

The project, first announced in February, is the last of four capital improvement projects scheduled this year to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.

Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines during this time, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines.


Service

Weekdays:

  • No Yellow Line train service; use Blue Line instead for travel between Virginia and DC.
  • Blue Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center and between Huntington and Largo Town Center.
  • After 8 p.m. Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center and between Huntington and Largo Town Center.
  • Red, Green, Orange and Silver Line trains will operate on a normal weekday schedule.

Weekends:

  • No Yellow Line train service; use Blue Line instead for travel between Virginia and DC.
  • Blue Line trains will operate every 16-20 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center and between Huntington and Largo Town Center.

Be advised, during the Dec. 1-2 weekend, shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Mt Vernon Sq and Navy Yard-Ballpark. Archives, Waterfront and the platforms at Gallery Place and L'Enfant Plaza will be closed.

Service Information Map PDF Icon

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Travel Alternatives

  • To alleviate crowding on the Blue Line, Metro will offer the following free weekday shuttle bus service:
    • Between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon, connecting to L'Enfant Plaza from opening until 8:00 p.m.
    • Nonstop between Franconia-Springfield and L'Enfant Plaza, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m..
    • Between Crystal City and L'Enfant Plaza, 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Consider Metrobus or other local bus providers. See bus alternatives below.
  • Some customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown DC may wish to consider VRE train service between Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City or King Street to L'Enfant Plaza or Union Station.
* During the 14-day project, all customers parking at Huntington or Franconia-Springfield will be charged the regular daily parking rate and the non-rider fee waived to accommodate customers utilizing alternative bus or other transit services. 


Bus

Metrobus

To find the Metrobus option best for you go to Metro's trip planner and enter the bus only option from your originating station or transfer station to your destination or see the service nearby.

Shuttle Bus

  • Franconia-Springfield to Pentagon connecting to L'Enfant Plaza, opening until 8 p.m.
  • Franconia-Springfield to L'Enfant (nonstop), rush hour only
  • Crystal City to L'Enfant, rush hour only

Bus Bay Maps: Franconia-Springfield PDF Icon | Pentagon PDF Icon| L'Enfant Plaza PDF Icon | Crystal City PDF Icon

Metroway - Braddock Rd - Crystal City - Pentagon City
3Y - East Falls Church - Rosslyn - Farragut West - Farragut North - McPherson Sq
5A - Dulles - Rosslyn - L'Enfant Plaza
7Y - Pentagon - Farragut Square
10A - Huntington - Braddock Rd - Old Town - Pentagon
10B - Hunting Point - Braddock Rd - Ballston
11Y - Mt. Vernon - Old Town - Farragut Sq
16C - Culmore - Pentagon - Federal Triangle
23A - Crystal City - Tysons Corner
23B - Crystal City - Ballston
38B - Ballston - Clarendon - Court House - Rosslyn - Georgetown - Farragut North - Farragut West


Fairfax Connector

Route 393, 394, 395 - Springfield - Pentagon (via Saratoga Park & Ride)
Route 494 - Lorton - Springfield - Tysons
Route 495 - Burke Centre - Tysons
Route 599 - Pentagon - Crystal City Express


Alexandria DASH

AT2- Lincolnia -Braddock Rd - Old Town Alexandria ( Eastbound Schedule | Westbound Schedule)
AT3 - Braddock Rd - Pentagon ( Northbound Schedule | Southbound Schedule)
AT4 - Braddock Rd - Pentagon ( Northbound Schedule | Southbound Schedule)
AT5 - Eisenhower Ave Metro (weekend only) - Braddock Rd - Old Town Alexandria - Van Dorn St. ( Eastbound Schedule | Westbound Schedule)

Arlington Transit (ART)

ART 42 - Ballston - Clarendon - Pentagon (weekdays) / Pentagon City (weekends) 
ART 43 - Crystal City - Rosslyn - Courthouse 


PRTC - OmniRide

Dale City - Downtown Washington ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)
Dale City - Pentagon/Rosslyn ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)
Dale City - Navy Yard ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)
Lake Ridge - Downtown Washington ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)
Lake Ridge - Pentagon/Crystal City ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)
Woodbridge - Tysons Corner ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

DC Circulator

Rosslyn - Georgetown - Dupont Circle ( Schedule)

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Rail

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Fredericksburg Line - Commuter rail service between Spotsylvania and Union Station, connecting Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City, King St. (Alexandria) to L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.
Manassas Line - Commuter rail service between Broad Run/Manassas and Union Station, connecting King St (Alexandria) and Crystal City to L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.

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Parking

Customers who park and ride from Yellow and Blue line stations in Virginia may wish to consider using other county or Metrorail Park & Ride Facilities.

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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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