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Weekend service adjustments January 6-8 for rebuilding

Advisory Effective: 1/3/17 - 1/8/17

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 6-8, 2017 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

  • Buses replace Orange and Blue line trains between McPherson Square & Rosslyn, see below for details
  • Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and U Street only
  • Green Line trains will operate every 20 minutes
  • Red Line trains will operate every 13-26 minutes
  • Silver Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only

Red Line Red Line
Trains every 13-26 minutes | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Van Ness & Medical Center to allow for switch maintenance, joint elimination, grout pad rehabilitation, leak mitigation and rail, fastener & stud renewal.

Red Line trains will operate:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 26 minutes.
  • Between Farragut North & Glenmont: every 13-15 minutes between 9:00AM-9:00PM

Friday and Saturday 10:00 p.m. through close, single tracking between Forest Glen & Wheaton to allow for preventative maintenance.


Orange Line Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn & McPherson Square | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday.

Orange Line trains will operate in two segments:

  • Between Vienna & Rosslyn every 20 minutes
  • Between McPherson Square & New Carrollton every 20 minutes 
Free shuttle buses replace train service between Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom, Farragut West and McPherson Square to allow for rail & fastener renewal, joint elimination and ceiling tile replacement. Please add 12-15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Tap your SmarTrip card each time you enter and exit the Metrorail system. Riders traveling through the work zone will be charged for a single, continuous trip.

Silver Line Silver Line
Trains every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East & Ballston only | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday

Silver Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange and/or Blue line trains to complete their trip. At Ballston, transfer between Silver and Orange line trains on the same platform.


Blue Line Blue Line
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn & McPherson Square | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday.

Blue Line trains will operate in two segments:

  • Operate between Franconia-Springfield & Rosslyn every 20 minutes
  • Operate between McPherson Square & Largo Town Center every 20 minutes 

Free shuttle buses replace train service between Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom, Farragut West and McPherson Square to allow for rail & fastener renewal, joint elimination and ceiling tile replacement. Please add 12-15 minutes of travel time between each station stop.

Tap your SmarTrip card each time you enter and exit the Metrorail system. Riders traveling through the work zone will be charged for a single, continuous trip.


Yellow Line Yellow Line
Trains every 20 minutes between Huntington & U Street only | 7:00AM Saturday through closing Sunday

All trains will operate to/from U Street rather than Fort Totten. Customers traveling to/from stations north of U Street should use a Green Line train to complete their trip.


Green Line Green Line
Trains every 20 minutes | 7:00AM Saturday through closing Sunday

Single tracking between Fort Totten & College Park to allow for communication cable installation.


Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the bus only option.
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.

For more information:
Schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information are available at wmata.com. Metro riders can access Metro's mobile website by entering wmata.com into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].