Major Weekend Track Work Schedule

Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro has transitioned to a new program of preventive maintenance and planned capital work. Overnight and weekend hours will be used for enhanced preventive maintenance including cable testing to prevent smoke and fire incidents, stray current testing, trackbed cleaning, switch maintenance, torqueing (tightening fasteners, joint nuts and bolts) to eliminate excessive strain on infrastructure, and track geometry work to ensure the correct rail alignment.

NOTE: Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule below. However, changes may be necessary due to weather, construction delays and other factors outside our control. This page will be updated as necessary.

For details about this weekend's track work, including minor projects that may impact your trip, view wmata.com/weekend.

Start End Line Impact Stations Closed Work Performed
Jan 29 Jan 30 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Single tracking between McPherson Sq and Smithsonian None Radio cable installation
Jan 29 Jan 30 Green lineYellow line Single tracking between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza None Rail renewal
Jan 31 Feb 3 Blue line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Braddock Rd and Van Dorn St None Building construction and pre-cast panel installation
Jan 31 Feb 3 Red line After 10 p.m., single tracking between Wheaton and Glenmont None Drainage pumping system rehabilitation
Feb 5 Feb 6 Blue lineYellow line Single tracking between National Airport and Braddock Rd None Potomac Yard Station construction
Feb 7 Feb 10 Red line After 10 p.m., single tracking between Wheaton and Glenmont None Drainage pumping system rehabilitation
Feb 7 Feb 10 Blue line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Braddock Rd and Van Dorn St None Building construction and pre-cast panel installation
Feb 12 Feb 13 Red line Shutdown between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore None Aerial structure repair
Feb 12 Feb 13 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Single tracking between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW None Radio cable installation
Feb 12 Feb 13 Green lineYellow line Single tracking between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza None Rail renewal
Feb 14 Feb 17 Red line After 10 p.m., single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights None Fastener and insulator replacement
Feb 14 Feb 17 Blue line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Braddock Rd and Van Dorn St None Building construction and pre-cast panel installation
Feb 18 Feb 18 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory None Aerial structure repair
Feb 19 Feb 20 Orange line Single tracking between West Falls Church and Vienna None Rail replacement
Feb 19 Feb 20 Red line Single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights None Fastener renewal and insulator replacement
Feb 19 Feb 21 Blue lineYellow line Shutdown between National Airport and Franconia-Springfield/Huntington Braddock Rd, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town, Eisenhower Ave and Huntington Radio cable installation and Potomac Yard Station construction
Feb 21 Feb 24 Red line After 10 p.m., single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights None Fastener and insulator replacement
Feb 21 Feb 24 Blue lineYellow line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Reagan National Airport and Braddock Rd None Potomac Yard Station construction
Feb 25 Feb 25 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 10 p.m., single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory None Aerial structure repair
Feb 26 Feb 27 Red line Single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights None Leak mitigation
Feb 26 Feb 27 Blue lineYellow line Shutdown between Braddock Rd and Reagan National Airport None Potomac Yard Station construction
Feb 26 Feb 27 Orange lineSilver line Single tracking between Ballston and East Falls Church None Rail replacement
Feb 28 Mar 3 Blue line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Van Dorn St and Braddock Rd None Building construction and pre-cast panel installation
Mar 4 Mar 5 Red line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore None Aerial structure repair
Mar 5 Mar 6 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Shutdown between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton/Capitol Heights None Pre-construction work for summer Platform Improvement Project
Mar 7 Mar 10 Blue line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Van Dorn St and Braddock Rd None Building construction and pre-cast panel installation
Mar 12 Mar 13 Red line Shutdown between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore None Aerial structure repair
Mar 12 Mar 13 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Single tracking between Federal Center SW and Eastern Market None Radio cable installation
Mar 14 Mar 17 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 10 p.m., single tracking between Federal Center SW and Eastern Market None Radio cable installation
Mar 18 Mar 19 Red line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore None Aerial structure repair
Mar 25 Mar 26 Red line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore None Aerial structure repair
Mar 25 Mar 25 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory None Aerial structure repair
Apr 1 Apr 1 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory None Aerial structure repair
Apr 4 Apr 7 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 10 p.m., single tracking between McPherson Sq and Smithsonian None Drainage pumping system rehabilitation
Apr 8 Apr 8 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line After 9 p.m., single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory None Aerial structure repair