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Plan for 24/7 Trackwork (Buses Replace Trains) for Summer 2020 on the Green, Yellow and Red lines

Advisory Effective: 6/7/20 - 8/1/20

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Yellow and Green line customers should allow additional travel time through mid-July as Metro performs around-the-clock track work along segments of these lines, including 7-14 day closures of selected stations.

When is this happening?

Work on the Green and Yellow lines will continue through mid-July in the segments outlined below. Once this work is completed, Metro’s summer track work will move over to the Red Line from mid-July to August.

Metro will actively monitor ridership – which is currently extremely light – to ensure that the work does not cause unintended impacts as the region begins the initial stages of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why is Metro doing this work, and why now?

Currently, ridership levels are extremely low (down 90-95 percent), and buses are able to run in place of trains without traffic delays. Metro is taking advantage of these conditions to schedule around-the-clock track work in selected areas to keep critical maintenance and reliability projects on schedule. By doing this, Metro is working to offset potential delays to the project schedule as a result of Covid-19 safety protocols, supply chain delays, and workforce availability challenges.

How much additional time should I allow?

Customers should allow about 20 minutes of additional travel time if traveling through one of the work areas below. Shuttle buses will operate more frequently than train service to reduce waiting; however additional time is required for transferring between bus and rail. Shuttle bus service is free, and customers should board through the rear doors of the bus.


July 6-18, 2020

Work zone: Green LineYellow LineU Street to Fort Totten
Stations closed: Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave-Petworth

Customer impact:

  • Free shuttle buses replace trains between U Street and Fort Totten (lower level) stations, with stops at Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave-Petworth stations.
  • Yellow Linetrains will operate between Huntington and U Street ONLY. Use Green Linefor service to/from stations north of Fort Totten.
  • Consider using Red Lineas an alternate when traveling between Fort Totten and Gallery Place-Chinatown.

July 19-25, 2020

Work zone: Red LineJudiciary Square to Rhode Island Avenue
Stations closed: Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet

Customer impact:

  • Free shuttle buses replace trains between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue stations, with stops at Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet.
  • Consider using Green LineYellow Lineas an alternate when traveling between Fort Totten and Gallery Place-Chinatown.

July 26-August 1, 2020

Work zone: Red LineFort Totten to Silver Spring
Station closed: Takoma

Customer impact:
Free shuttle buses replace trains between Fort Totten and Silver Spring stations, with stop at Takoma Station.

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