Wreaths Across America

Advisory Effective: 12/13/17 - 12/16/17

The Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Metro is working to accommodate the thousands of expected attendees with regular service, additional personnel and some station operation changes.


Blue, Orange and Silver lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule Saturday until 10 p.m.

Customers traveling on the Red line should note shuttle buses replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring.

Extra Blue Line trains will be on standby to accommodate crowds as needed.


Arlington Cemetery Station is one of the smallest on the Metrorail system and can be expected to become crowded before and after the event.

  • Consider using Rosslyn Station instead. Arlington National Cemetery is a short walk to the south.
  • Consider using Pentagon Station and taking Metro's free bus shuttles.
    • Shuttle buses will operate between Pentagon (bus bay U6) and Arlington Cemetery (bus stop on west-bound side of Memorial Drive) between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Please spread out along the platform and make use of all available cars.
  • During peak crowding times, Arlington Cemetery escalators may be configured as "exit only" before the event and "entry only" after the event. Customers traveling in the reverse direction will be directed to station elevators.
  • Determine your fare, use the trip planner. Each passenger must have his or her own SmarTrip card.
  • Load enough value for your entire roundtrip in advance.