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
Jun 17 Jun 25 Red line SafeTrack Surge 16 Shady Grove to Twinbrook Shady Grove & Rockville Rail maintenance
Jun 23 Jun 25 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Smithsonian 10p-cl Farragut West to Federal Triangle Radio cable installation
Jun 24 Jun 25 Red line Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Leak mitigation & rail maintenance
Jun 25 Jun 25 Blue line Yellow line Full scale exercise - Pentagon to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Full scale safety drill
Jun 26 Jun 29 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Preventive maintenance
Jul 1 Jul 2 Red line Weekend single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook 10p-cl White Flint Fastener & tie renewal, joint elimination
Jul 1 Jul 2 Green line Weekend single tracking - Georgia Ave to Fort Totten Georgia Ave & Fort Totten Radio cable installation
Jul 1 Jul 2 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Grout pad & fastener renewal
Jul 5 Jul 6 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Preventive maintenance
Jul 7 Jul 9 Red line Weekend single tracking - Fort Totten to Silver Spring Takoma Switch maintenance & ballast renewal
Jul 8 Jul 9 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Federal Triangle to Foggy Bottom Metro Center, McPherson Sq & Farragut West Ceiling grid & tile inatallation
Jul 10 Jul 13 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Preventive maintenance
Jul 14 Jul 15 Red line Weekend single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness 10p-cl Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Preventive maintenance
Jul 16 Jul 21 Blue line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd Benning Rd to Addison Rd Radio cable installation
Jul 21 Jul 22 Blue line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd 10p-cl Benning Rd to Addison Rd Radio cable installation
Jul 22 Jul 23 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile inatallation
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 27 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
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 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Federal Center to Minnesota Ave & Benning Rd Capitol South to Stadium-Armory Call box replacement
Jul 29 Jul 30 Red line Weekend single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights 10p-cl Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Aug 5 Aug 6 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Smithsonian to Federal Center L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile inatallation
Aug 6 Aug 20 Green line Extended shut down Southern Ave to Branch Ave Naylor Rd & Suitland Switch replacement, tie and fastener renewal