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 Affected Work Performed
May 25 Sep 8 Blue line Yellow line Shut down - National Airport to Huntington & Franconia-Springfield Braddock Rd, King St, Eisenhower Ave, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield & Huntington Platform reconstruction
Aug 24 Aug 25 Red line Weekend single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Radio cable installation
Aug 26 Aug 29 Red line Weeknight single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Radio cable installation
Aug 26 Aug 29 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single track - U St to Georgia Ave-Petworth Columbia Heights Track circuit testing
Aug 31 Sep 1 Red line Weekend single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Radio cable installation
Sep 2 Sep 5 Red line Weeknight single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Radio cable installation
Sep 14 Sep 15 Red line Weekend shutdown - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda & Medical Center Leak mitigation
Sep 28 Sep 29 Red line Weekend shutdown - Fort Totten to Silver Spring Takoma Track maintenance
Sep 28 Sep 29 Yellow line Weekend shutdown - L'Enfant Plaza to Pentagon Yellow Line bridge Track maintenance
Sep 29 Sep 29 Blue line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Largo Town Center until 2:00 p.m. Largo Town Center Emergency response exercise
Oct 5 Oct 6 Silver line Weekend shutdown - Wiehle-Reston East Wiehle-Reston East Silver Line Phase II
Nov 2 Nov 3 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - McPherson Sq to Federal Center SW Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian & L'Enfant Plaza Trackbed lighting
Nov 3 Nov 3 Red line Weekend shutdown - Glenmont Glenmont until 2PM Emergency exercise
Nov 9 Nov 10 Red line Weekend shutdown - Farragut North to Van Ness Dupont Circle, Woodley Park & Cleveland Park Trackbed lighting
Nov 9 Nov 10 Silver line Weekend shutdown - Wiehle-Reston East Wiehle-Reston East Silver Line Phase II