Service information for Fourth of July holiday weekend

Advisory Effective: 7/1/20 - 7/5/20

During the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Friday, July 3 through Sunday July 5, Metrorail will operate on a Covid-19 weekend schedule, with additional service on Saturday, July 4, to accommodate the potential increase in riders for the Salute to America fireworks display. Metrobus will operate a "Covid-19 weekend schedule" on Friday, the observed federal holiday, and throughout the weekend. MetroAccess customers may make reservations to travel on July 3 and 4; however, subscription trips will be canceled.



Saturday, July 4

  • Metrorail will open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 p.m., operating on a "Covid-19 weekend schedule" during daytime hours:
  • Red Line Trains will operate every 20 minutes.
  • Blue Line Orange Line Green Line Yellow Line Trains will operate every 30 minutes
  • More frequent service will begin on all lines at approximately 4 p.m. to accommodate the Salute to America event on the National Mall.
  • The following stations near the National Mall will remain open for "entry only" for 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks display:

L'Enfant Plaza Orange Line Blue Line Yellow Line Green Line

Smithsonian Orange Line Blue Line

Federal Triangle Orange Line Blue Line

Metro Center Orange Line Blue Line Red Line

McPherson Sq Orange Line Blue Line

Farragut West Orange Line Blue Line

Foggy Bottom Orange Line Blue Line

Rosslyn Orange Line Blue Line

Farragut North Red Line

Gallery Place Red Line Green Line Yellow Line

  • After 9 p.m., most other stations will only be available for "exit only." Metro will continue to run trains on all lines, in both directions until all customers have been accommodated
  • Nine Orange/Silver line stations west of Ballston are served by shuttle buses, rather than trains, due to planned summer construction work (Shuttle buses will be available at Ballston until the last train arrives) 
  • Arlington Cemetery remains closed until further notice.
  • Bicycles and large coolers are not permitted due to space constraints as a result of Covid-19 and possible crowding.


Friday and Saturday, July 3 - 4

  • Service will operate from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on a "Covid-19 weekend schedule."
  • Buses in service or scheduled to start at 11 p.m. will continue their routes to the end of the line before going out of service.
  • All customers should enter and exit through the rear doors and fares are temporarily waived due to Covid-19.
  • Expect detours around the National Mall.


Friday and Saturday, July 3-4

  • MetroAccess will operate normal Covid-19 service hours.
  • Subscription trips will be canceled.
  • Customers may still travel by making a reservation online at or contact the MetroAccess Reservations Center at 301-562-5360.   

For your safety and the safety of Metro employees, cloth face coverings or masks are required in stations, trains, buses and MetroAccess vehicles. While ridership is not expected to match pre-Covid levels for Independence Day activities, even a modest increase over current levels could result in crowding. Metro cannot guarantee social distancing will be possible. People are encouraged to consider all transportation options such as walking, biking or scooters or traveling earlier in the day.