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 21 Jan 23 Red line Tuesday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Twinbrook & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Jan 25 Jan 26 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Twinbrook & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Jan 25 Jan 26 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Vienna & West Falls Church
Dunn Loring Beltway shutdown preparation work
Jan 27 Jan 30 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Smithsonian & Federal Center SW
None Rail renewal
Jan 27 Jan 30 Red line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Grosvenor & Twinbrook
None Radio cable installation
Jan 27 Jan 30 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Federal Center SW & Eastern Market
None Rail renewal
Jan 27 Jan 30 Green lineYellow line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Mt Vernon Sq & U Street
None Fire line standpipe installation
Feb 1 Feb 2 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Takoma & Glenmont
Silver Spring, Forest Glen & Wheaton MTA Purple Line integration
Feb 1 Feb 2 Green lineYellow line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Mt Vernon Sq & U Street
None Track circuit testing & switch replacement
Feb 3 Feb 6 Red line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Medical Center & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Feb 8 Feb 9 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Medical Center & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Feb 8 Feb 9 Orange lineSilver line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between East & West Falls Church
None Beltway shutdown preparation work
Feb 8 Feb 9 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Vienna & West Falls Church
Dunn Loring Beltway shutdown preparation work
Feb 10 Feb 13 Red line Monday-Thursday starting at 10PM
Single track between Medical Center & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Feb 15 Feb 17 Red line Saturday-Monday all day
Shutdown between Takoma & Glenmont
Silver Spring, Forest Glen & Wheaton Purple Line integration
Feb 22 Feb 23 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Medical Center & Grosvenor
None Radio cable installation
Feb 22 Feb 23 Orange line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Vienna & West Falls Church
Dunn Loring Beltway shutdown preparation work
Feb 22 Feb 23 Green lineYellow line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Mt Vernon Sq and U Street
None Track circuit testing & switch replacement
Feb 29 Mar 1 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Takoma & Glenmont
Silver Spring, Forest Glen & Wheaton MTA Purple Line integration
Mar 7 Mar 8 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Eastern Market and Cheverly & Addison Rd
Potomac Ave, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave, Deanwood, Benning Rd & Capitol Heights Replace switches at Stadium-Armory junction
Mar 7 Mar 8 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Single track between Dupont Circle & Van Ness
None Radio cable installation
Mar 14 Mar 15 Red line Saturday & Sunday all day
Shutdown between Takoma & Glenmont
Silver Spring, Forest Glen & Wheaton MTA Purple Line integration
May 25 Sep 7 Orange lineSilver line Platform improvement project
between Vienna & East Falls Church
Vienna, Dunn Loring & East Falls Church Platform reconstruction and infrastructure rehabilitation