Temporary Stop Relocation: MDOT MTA Purple Line Light Rail Construction Project, January 5

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

Sunday, January 5, 2020 | June 2020 (approximately 5 months)

Due to the MDOT MTA Purple Line Light Rail construction project, buses that serve the lower level of the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center/Silver Spring Transit Center (SSTC) will detour and serve temporarily-assigned stops along Bonifant St and Colesville Rd. Detours will begin on Sunday, January 5, 2020 and last for approximately five months.

As the project progresses, customers are advised to check back for changes to bus pick-up and drop-off locations.

Routes J4 (westbound only) Z2, Z6, Z7, Z8 and Z11 will detour for the duration of the project. Eastbound route J4 will not detour.

Routes J1, J2, S2, S4, S9 will detour for a portion of the project. Changes to detours will be posted here as the project progresses and as details become available.

View Maps of stop changes: Map 1 and Map 2

Detours and temporary bus stop assignments are as follows:

J4 westbound toward Bethesda will serve Stops T5 (on Wayne Ave between Georgia Ave & Dixon Ave) and T6 (on East-West Hwy at Colesville Rd).

The following routes will use two detours.

Detour 1

Z2, Z6, Z7, Z8, Z11 southbound toward Silver Spring Transit Center

  • Buses will detour on Colesville Rd at Georgia Ave, ending service at the designated stop on Bonifant St between Ramsey Ave & Dixon Ave temporarily-assigned. Customers may board routes Z2, Z6, Z8 at Stop T4 and Z7 and Z11 will serve Stop T3 

Z2, Z6, Z7, Z8, Z11 northbound Olney/Castle Blvd/South Laurel Park & Ride/Briggs

  • Chaney/Burtonsville Park & Ride
    From assigned stop on Bonifant St, buses will resume regular route on Colesville Rd.

Detour 2 Buses will follow this detour after 9pm until end of service each day.

Z6, Z8 southbound toward Silver Spring Transit Center

  • Buses will detour on Georgia Ave at Colesville Rd, ending service at SSTC Bus Bay 221

Z6, Z8 northbound toward Castle Blvd/Briggs Chaney

  • Buses begin service at Bus Bay 221 and will resume regular route on Colesville Rd at Wayne Ave

NOTE: The northbound stop on Colesville Rd at Georgia Ave (stop ID#2001140) will not be served during this project.

Detours for routes J1, J2, S2, S4, S9

J1, J2 westbound toward Montgomery Mall
S2, S4, S9 southbound toward Federal Triangle/Franklin Sq

  • Buses will detour briefly after leaving the SSTC but will serve all existing stops. From assigned bus bay at SSTC, buses will detour on Colesville Rd at Georgia Ave, resuming regular route on Colesville Rd at Wayne Ave. 

Montgomery County Ride On buses are also impacted by this project. See map for Ride On temporary bus stop locations. 

For additional information on pedestrian detours, click here.