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|
|Nov 27||Nov 30||After 10 p.m., single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights||None||Tunnel leak mitigation|
|Dec 2||Dec 3||Single tracking between Mount Vernon Sq and U Street||None||Platform edge lighting replacement|
|Dec 2||Dec 3||Single tracking between Twinbrook and Shady Grove||None||Crosstie renewal and surfacing|
|Dec 3||Dec 3||Shutdown between Clarendon and Ballston||Virginia Sq-GMU||Emergency exercise|
|Dec 4||Dec 7||After 10 p.m., single tracking between Friendship Heights and Medical Center||None||Fastener and rail renewal, and joint elimination|
|Dec 4||Dec 7||After 10 p.m., single tracking between Foggy Bottom and Arlington/Clarendon||None||Replace rail, fastener and coverboards, and regauge curves|
|Dec 9||Dec 10||Single tracking from Mount Vernon to U Street||None||Platform edge lighting replacement|
|Dec 9||Dec 10||Shutdown between Grosvenor and Shady Grove||North Bethesda, Twinbrook, Rockville||Install radio and fiber-optic cables|
|Dec 11||Dec 14||After 10 p.m., single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights||None||Tunnel leak mitigation|
|Dec 16||Dec 17||Single tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights||None||Tunnel leak mitigation|
|Dec 16||Dec 17||Weekend shutdown between Eastern Market and Minnesota Ave/Benning Rd||Potomac, Stadium-Armory||Aerial structure repair project|
|Dec 18||Dec 21||Shutdown between Dupont Circle and Gallery Place||Farragut North, Metro Center (Red Line upper platform only)||Red Line Major Construction Project|
|Dec 22||Dec 24||Shutdown between Dupont Circle and Union Station||Farragut North, Metro Center & Gallery Place (Red Line upper level platforms only), Judiciary Square||Red Line Major Construction Project|
|Dec 25||Dec 30||Shutdown between Dupont Circle and Gallery Place||Farragut North, Metro Center (Red Line upper platform only)||Red Line Major Construction Project|