Major Weekend Track Work Schedule

Planned Metrorail Track Work

When SafeTrack ended on June 25, Metro transitioned to a new program of preventive maintenance and planned capital work to ensure the system does not require another emergency program of the scope or scale of SafeTrack.

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.

Metro is planning three (3) capital projects in the next year that will affect a handful of stations for 10 commuting days each. The three projects have been scheduled during times of the year when ridership is lowest.

Summer Project: Rebuild interlocking and grout pads outside Branch Avenue

  • August 5-20, 2017 (10 commuting days)
  • Branch Avenue and Suitland stations will be closed

Fall Project: Rebuild interlocking outside Takoma Station

  • November 25-December 10, 2017 (10 commuting days)
  • Takoma Station will be closed

Spring Project: Rebuild interlocking and grout pads outside Huntington

  • May 12-27, 2018 (10 commuting days)
  • Huntington and Eisenhower Avenue stations will be closed

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 and maintain 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 wmata.com/weekend.

Start End Line Impact Stations Affected Work Performed
Jul 23 Jul 28 Blue line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd Benning Rd to Addison Rd Radio cable installation
Jul 24 Jul 28 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Tunnel leak mitigation
Jul 28 Jul 30 Blue line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd 10p-cl Benning Rd to Addison Rd Radio cable installation
Jul 29 Jul 30 Red line Weekend shutdown - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda & Medical Center Tunnel leak mitigation
Jul 29 Jul 30 Yellow line Weekend shutdown - L'Enfant Plaza to Pentagon L'Enfant Plaza & Pentagon Bridge grout pad renewal
Jul 31 Aug 4 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Tunnel leak mitigation
Aug 4 Aug 6 Green line Weekend single tracking - Georgia Ave to Fort Totten (10PM-close) Georgia Ave & Fort Totten Communication cable installation
Aug 5 Aug 6 Red line Weekend shutdown - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda & Medical Center Tunnel leak mitigation
Aug 5 Aug 6 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Smithsonian to Federal Center L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Aug 6 Aug 20 Green line Extended shut down - Southern Ave to Branch Ave Naylor Rd & Suitland Switch replacement, tie and fastener renewal
Aug 7 Aug 11 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Tunnel leak mitigation
Aug 12 Aug 13 Red line Weekend single tracking - Farragut North to NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Center, Gallery Place & Judiciary Sq Radio cable installation
Aug 14 Aug 17 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Aug 19 Aug 20 Red line Weekend single tracking - Farragut North to NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Center, Gallery Place & Judiciary Sq Radio cable installation
Aug 26 Aug 27 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Foggy Bottom to Federal Triangle Farragut West, McPherson Sq, Metro Center (lower level) Ceiling grid & tile installation
Aug 27 Aug 27 Red line Weekend shutdown - Grosvenor to Twinbrook (Sunday till 2PM) White Flint Safety drill
Sep 2 Sep 4 Blue line Weekend single tracking - Van Dorn St to Franconia-Springfield Van Dorn St & Franconia-Springfield Platform edge, fence & tie renewal
Sep 2 Sep 4 Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Clarendon to East Falls Church Ballston & Virginia Sq Communication cable installation
Sep 2 Sep 4 Red line Weekend single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook White Flint Joint elimination, insulator & tie renewal
Sep 8 Sep 10 Orange line Weekend single tracking - Cheverly to New Carrollton Landover Grout pad, rail & fastener renewal
Sep 9 Sep 10 Red line Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Fastener, tie & insulator renewal
Sep 10 Sep 14 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Sep 15 Sep 17 Orange line Weekend single tracking - Cheverly to New Carrollton Landover Grout pad, rail & fastener renewal
Sep 16 Sep 17 Green line Weekend single tracking - Fort Totten to Prince George's Plaza West Hyattsville Insulator renewal & leak mitigation
Sep 17 Sep 21 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Sep 23 Sep 24 Red line Weekend single tracking - Medical Center to Twinbrook White Flint & Grosvenor Switch replacement, insulator & tie renewal
Sep 23 Sep 24 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Joint elimination, fastener & cover board renewal
Sep 24 Sep 28 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Sep 30 Oct 1 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Joint elimination, fastener & cover board renewal
Oct 1 Oct 5 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Oct 7 Oct 8 Blue line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Morgan Blvd to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd & Largo Town Center Rail fastener & stud renewal