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Yellow/Blue lines: Buses replace trains between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City stations Nov. 9 - 12 for capital improvement project

Highlights

  • Buses replace trains between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City stations.
  • Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations closed.

  • Blue/Yellow Extended Weekend Shutdown Nov2018 Map

Beginning Friday, November 9 and continuing through Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed), Metro will close two stations on the Blue and Yellow lines, National Airport and Crystal City, for a capital improvement project. The work, originally planned for Friday, November 2 through Monday, November 5, was rescheduled for Veterans Day weekend to reduce the number of commuting days impacted from two to one.

During the project, which was announced in February, Metro will upgrade several switches outside Reagan National Airport and install new concrete grout pads beneath the rails along the aerial structure at the airport station. Train movement is not possible on either track while the work is taking place. As a result, Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations will be closed, and free shuttle buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City stations during this time.

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Service Information

Friday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12:

No Yellow or Blue line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City stations.

Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations will be closed.

On Friday & Monday:

  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Largo Town Center every 12-16 minutes.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 12-16 minutes.
  • Buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd, National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City. Additional Express shuttle buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City from 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. and between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon from 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Blue/Yellow customers may experience crowding due to less frequent service. Please allow additional travel time.

Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines on Friday, November 9, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines.

On Saturday & Sunday:

  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Eastern Market every 24 minutes all day.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 24 minutes all day.
  • Buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd, National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City. Additional express shuttle buses will operate between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday.


Travel Alternatives

  • Free shuttle bus service will operate between Braddock Rd, Reagan National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City.
  • Express shuttle bus service will operate between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City from system opening until 8 p.m.
  • Express shuttle bus service will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon from system opening until 8 p.m. Friday and Monday only.
  • Consider Metrobus or other local bus providers. See bus alternatives below.
  • Some customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown DC on Friday, November 9, may wish to consider VRE train service between Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City or King Street to L'Enfant Plaza or Union Station.


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.

Metroway - Braddock Rd - Crystal City - Pentagon City
10A - Huntington - Braddock Rd - Old Town - Pentagon
10B - Hunting Point - Braddock Rd - Ballston
11Y - Mt. Vernon - Old Town - Farragut Sq
23A - Crystal City - Tysons Corner
23B - Crystal City - Ballston 


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

Please note - Fairfax Connector Schedule for Veterans Day Observance - Monday, November 12, 2018


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 43 - Crystal City - Ballston

Please note - Arlington Transit Holiday Schedule for Veterans Day Observance


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)

Please note - OmniRide Service for Veterans Day, November 12

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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. 

*Please note VRE service does not operate on weekends or federal holidays. 

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Parking

Customers who park and ride from Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St or Huntington stations may consider using other county or Metrorail Park & Ride Facilities.

Customers who park and ride from Franconia-Springfield may consider utilizing the free express shuttle bus to Pentagon to connect to Yellow and Blue line service to Downtown DC.

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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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