Weekend service adjustments June 23-25 for scheduled maintenance

Advisory Effective: 6/19/17 - 6/25/17

Maintenance work over the weekend of June 23-25 to keep trains operating safely and reliably.

Highlights

  • Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 15-20 minutes. See below for details.
  • Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook due to SafeTrack Surge #16.

Hours
New Metrorail system hours take effect Sunday, June 25, along with changes to fares and schedules.
On Saturday, June 24, the Metrorail system will close at midnight. On Sunday, Metrorail's operating hours will be 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. The new, later 1 a.m. closing time on Friday and Saturday nights will take effect starting Friday, June 30.


Red Line Red Line
SafeTrack Surge #16 | Line segment shutdown between Shady Grove and Twinbrook through June 25

Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Shady Grove & Twinbrook.

Red Line trains will operate regular weekend intervals (every 12-15 minutes) between Twinbrook and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shady Grove and Rockville stations are closed. Customers who normally use Shady Grove or Rockville are encouraged to consider starting their trip at Twinbrook, White Flint, Glenmont or Wheaton during the surge.

7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday, trains will single track between Silver Spring and Forest Glen to allow for leak mitigation and rail and fastener renewal. This work is not expected to cause additional delays.


Orange Line Orange Line
Trains every 15-20 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Saturday: Trains will operate every 15 minutes to coordinate with maintenance on the Blue Line.

Sunday: Trains will operate every 20 minutes until approximately 2:00 p.m. to coordinate with the emergency drill on the Blue Line. From 2:00 p.m. until close, trains will operate on regular weekend intervals.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, trains will single track between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian to allow for communication cable installation along tunnel walls for cell phone coverage. This is not expected to cause additional delays.


Silver Line Silver Line
Trains every 15-20 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Saturday: Trains every 15 minutes to coordinate with maintenance on the Blue Line.

Sunday: Trains every 20 minutes until approximately 2:00 p.m. to coordinate with the emergency drill on the Blue Line. From 2:00 p.m. until close, trains will operate on regular weekend intervals.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only to coordinate with work on the Orange and Blue lines. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange and Blue line trains to complete their trip. At Ballston, transfer between Silver and Orange Line trains on the same platform.


Blue Line Blue Line
Trains every 15-20 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Saturday: Free shuttle buses replace trains between Pentagon City, Crystal City and National Airport to allow for ceiling tile replacement. Crystal City station will be closed. Customers should add an extra 10 minutes travel time for each station stop.

Last train times: To allow for shuttle bus connections, the last Blue Line train will depart Franconia-Springfield at 11:02 p.m. (27 minutes earlier than normal) and Largo Town Center at 11:24 (no change) 

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.

Sunday: Single tracking between Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon City to allow for a full-scale emergency drill at the Pentagon. There will be no service at the Pentagon and the Pentagon Transit Center will be closed. Blue Line trains will bypass the station until approximately 2:00 p.m. Trains will operate every 20 minutes during the drill and regular weekend intervals after.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, trains will single track between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian to allow for communication cable installation along tunnel walls for cell phone coverage. This is not expected to cause additional delays.


Yellow Line Yellow Line
Trains every 15-20 minutes | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday.

Saturday: Free shuttle buses replace trains between Pentagon City and National Airport to allow for ceiling tile replacement. Crystal City station will be closed. Customers should add an extra 10 minutes 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.

Yellow Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Pentagon City and Fort Totten and regular weekend intervals between Huntington and National Airport.

Sunday: Single tracking between Pentagon City and L'Enfant Plaza to allow for a full scale emergency drill at the Pentagon. There will be no service at the Pentagon and the Pentagon Transit Center will be closed. Yellow Line trains will bypass the station until approximately 2:00 p.m. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt Vernon Sq during the drill. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mt. Vernon Square should use a Green Line train to complete their trip. After the drill, trains will operate regular weekend intervals between Huntington and Fort Totten.


Green Line Green Line
Trains every 15 minutes | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday.

Trains will operate every 15 minutes to coordinate with service on other lines.

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. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].