Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro continues its accelerated effort to improve safety and reliability. In order to impact fewer customers, we sometimes use an approach to major weekend track work that involves temporarily closing individual stations or groups of stations and replacing trains with free shuttle buses. This approach allows Metro to complete rebuilding work faster and safer, while allowing trains outside of the work zones to operate with fewer delays.

During major track work, Metro employees and contractors work on multiple projects at the same time.  Examples include:

  • NTSB-recommended track circuit replacements
  • Replacement of track ties
  • Switch replacement or improvements
  • Rail and fastener replacement and joint elimination for a smoother ride
  • Third-rail repairs and upgrades
  • Water and leak mitigation
  • Station platform reconstruction
  • Radio and cellular communication improvements
  • Rail facility upgrades
  • Station cleaning

While there will be delays and inconvenience associated with the critical work we're undertaking, please be assured that we will take all possible steps to minimize your inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding as we work to rebuild Metro.

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 Metrorail advisories.

Start End Line Impact Stations Affected Work Performed
Feb 11 Feb 28 Blue line SafeTrack Surge 12 Blue Line Rosslyn to Pentagon Arlington Cemetery Rail maintenance
Mar 4 Mar 26 Blue line Yellow line SafeTrack Surge 13 Phase 1 - Braddock Road to Huntington & Van Dorn Street King Street & Eisenhower Ave Rail maintenance
Mar 4 Mar 5 Red line Weekend shutdown - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Purple Line preparation
Mar 5 Mar 5 Red line Weekend single tracking - White Flint White Flint Emergency exercise
Mar 26 Apr 2 Blue line Yellow line SafeTrack Surge 13 Phase 2 - King Street to Van Dorn Street King Street & Van Dorn Street Rail maintenance
Apr 3 Apr 9 Blue line Yellow line SafeTrack Surge 13 Phase 3 - King Street to Huntington Eisenhower Avenue Rail Maintenance