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 Affected Work Performed
Apr 22 Apr 25 Red line Weeknight single track - Judiciary Sq to Union Station Judiciary Sq & Union Station Rail & fastener renewal
Apr 22 Apr 25 Blue line Silver line Weeknight single track - Stadium-Armory to Addison Rd Benning Rd & Capitol Heights Rail & fastener renewal
Apr 22 Apr 25 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single track - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Radio cable installation
Apr 27 Apr 27 Red line Weekend single track - Judiciary Sq to Union Station Judiciary Sq & Union Station Joint elimination, rail & fastener renewal
Apr 27 Apr 28 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single track - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Switch replacement
Apr 27 Apr 28 Orange line Weekend shutdown - West Falls Church to Vienna Dunn Loring & Vienna Switch maintenance
Apr 28 Apr 28 Red line Weekend shutdown - Van Ness to Bethesda Open - 2PM Friendship Heights & Tenleytown Emergency response exercise
Apr 28 Apr 28 Red line Weekend single track - Judiciary Sq to Union Station Judiciary Sq & Union Station Joint elimination, rail & fastener renewal
Apr 28 May 3 Blue line Orange line Silver line Continuous rail rehabilitation - National Airport No expected changes to service Switch replacement
Apr 29 May 2 Green line Weeknight single track - Navy Yard to Anacostia Navy Yard & Anacostia Radio cable installation
Apr 29 May 2 Red line Weeknight single track - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Rail & fastener renewal
May 4 May 5 Red line Weekend single track - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Rail & fastener renewal
May 4 May 5 Orange line Weekend single track - Cheverly to New Carrollton Landover Rail & fastener renewal
May 4 May 5 Blue line Yellow line Weekend shutdown - National Airport to Huntington & Franconia-Springfield Braddock Rd, King St, Eisenhower Ave, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield & Huntington Platform rehabilitation preparation
May 6 May 9 Red line Weeknight single track - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Joint elimination, rail & fastener renewal
May 6 May 9 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single track - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Joint elimination, rail & fastener renewal
May 6 May 9 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Radio cable installation
May 11 May 12 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single track - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Switch replacement
May 11 May 12 Orange line Weekend single track - Cheverly to New Carrollton Landover Fastener renewal
May 11 May 12 Red line Weekend single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Grout pad renewal
May 13 May 16 Red line Weeknight single track - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda 3rd rail renewal
May 13 May 16 Blue line Weeknight single track - Arlington Cemetery to Pentagon City Pentagon Grade crossing installation
May 18 May 19 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Braddock Rd to National Airport Braddock Rd & National Airport Switch replacement
May 18 May 19 Blue line Weekend shutdown - Arlington Cemetery Arlington Cemetery Grade crossing installation
May 18 May 19 Orange line Weekend single tracking - Cheverly to New Carrollton Landover Radio cable installation
May 18 May 19 Red line Weekend single track - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda 3rd rail renewal
May 20 May 23 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single track - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Joint elimination & rail renewal
May 20 May 23 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Radio cable installation
May 25 May 27 Red line Weekend single tracking - Shady Grove Shady Grove Rail tie replacement
May 25 Sep 8 Blue line Yellow line Shut down - National Airport to Huntington & Franconia-Springfield Braddock Rd, King St, Eisenhower Ave, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield & Huntington Platform reconstruction
Jun 1 Jun 2 Silver line Weekend shutdown - Wiehle-Reston East Wiehle-Reston East Phase II tie in
Jun 8 Jun 9 Green line Weekend single tracking - Anacostia to Naylor Re Congress Heights & Southern Ave Switch replacement
Jun 15 Jun 16 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single track - Smithsonian to Federal Center Sw L'Enfant Plaza Fastener renewal
Jun 15 Jun 16 Green line Weekend single track - Anacostia to Naylor Rd Congress Heights & Southern Ave Switch replacement
Jun 22 Jun 23 Red line Weekend single track - Union Station to Rhode Island Ave NoMa-Gallaudet Radio cable installation
Jun 29 Jun 30 Red line Weekend single track - Union Station to Rhode Island Ave NoMa-Gallaudet Radio cable installation
Jun 29 Jun 30 Silver line Weekend shutdown - Wiehle-Reston East Wiehle-Reston East Phase II tie in