Metrobus Service Changes Begin September 11, 2022

Advisory Effective: 9/11/22 - 1/9/23

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Updated: September 30, 2022 12:11pm

 

Changes to Metrobus service take effect Sunday, September 11, 2022, across the region.  Highlights include schedule adjustments to improve service and reliability, making permanent Route S2 and S9 detours to improve safety in downtown DC, bus sign updates to reflect future Metrorail station names in Maryland and Virginia, and changes to boarding locations at the reconstructed Ballston Station multimodal center.  Details of these changes are listed below.

 

District of Columbia

 

Schedule Adjustments

  • Routes 42, 43, 79, A6, A8, N6: new timetables will reflect adjusted trip and travel times to improve service.

 

70 Georgia Avenue-7th Street

  • Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes during most times of the day, daily.

 

79 Georgia Avenue Limited

  • A new pair of stops will be added on Georgia Avenue, northbound to Silver Spring at Upshur Street NW (stop ID 1002335) and southbound to Archives at Kansas Avenue NW (stop ID 1002362).

 

L2 Connecticut Avenue

  • Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes during weekday rush hours.

 

N2, N4 Massachusetts Avenue

  • Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes at stops served by both routes and every 24 minutes instead of every 20 minutes at stops served by only Route N2 or N4 during weekday rush hours.   

 

S2 16th Street

  • The northbound detour currently in place via 15th and M streets NW will become the permanent route.  New northbound stops are added on 15th Street at L Street NW (stop ID 1003967) and on M Street at 16thth Street NW (stop ID 1003968).
  • Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes during most times of the day, daily.

 

S9 16th Street Limited

  • The northbound detour currently in place via 15th and M streets NW will become the permanent route.  New northbound stops are added on 15th Street at L Street NW (stop ID 1003967) and on M Street at 16thth Street NW (stop ID 1003968).

 

Maryland

 

Schedule Adjustments

  • Routes 83, 86: new timetables will reflect adjusted trip and travel times to improve service.

 

Upcoming Metrorail Station Name Changes

  • Route C4, F4, F8, and R4 bus signs will display Hyattsville Crossing instead of Prince George's Plaza.
  • Route C8 bus signs will display North Bethesda instead of White Flint.
  • Route C21, C22, C26, and C29 bus signs will display Downtown Largo instead of Largo Town Center.

 

Virginia

 

11C Mt. Vernon Express

  • The route will be temporarily suspended and replaced with free shuttle service between Mt. Vernon and Potomac Park (downtown DC) in response to temporary Blue Line and Yellow Line Metrorail shutdowns.  Travel alternative, shuttle service, and rail shutdown details: wmata.com/majorconstruction.


 Upcoming Metrorail Station Name Change

  • Route 23A, 23T, and 28A bus signs will display Tysons instead of Tysons Corner.

 

Ballston Station Boarding Location Changes

This project is managed by Arlington County. Changes effective Sunday, October 10, 2022.

  • 1A to Vienna: Bay F
  • 1B to Dunn Loring: Bay F
  • 2A to Dunn Loring: Bay C
  • 10B to Hunting Point: Bay G
  • 22A to Pentagon: Bay G
  • 23A, 23B, 23T to Shirlington/Crystal City: Bay H
  • 23A, 23T to Tysons: Bay A
  • 25B to Southern Towers/Mark Center: Bay D
  • 38B to Farragut Square: Bay B

 

 

 

View new timetables for details.