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
Jan 23 Jan 27 Red line Midday single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Rail maintenance
Jan 23 Jan 26 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Rail maintenance
Jan 23 Jan 27 Blue line Orange line Silver line Midday single tracking - McPherson Sq to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail maintenance
Jan 23 Jan 26 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - McPherson Sq to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail maintenance
Jan 27 Jan 29 Red line Weekend single tracking - Dupont Circle to Judiciary Sq Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place Rail maintenance
Jan 27 Jan 28 Green line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Mt. Vernon Sq to U Street Shaw-Howard U Communication cable installation
Jan 28 Jan 29 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - McPherson Sq to Rosslyn Foggy Bottom & Farragut West Rail maintenance
Jan 30 Feb 3 Red line Midday single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Rail maintenance
Jan 30 Feb 2 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Rail maintenance
Jan 30 Feb 3 Blue line Orange line Silver line Midday single tracking - McPherson Sq to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail maintenance
Jan 30 Feb 2 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - McPherson Sq to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail maintenance
Feb 3 Feb 5 Red line Weekend single tracking - Dupont Circle to Judiciary Sq Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place Rail maintenance
Feb 4 Feb 5 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Foggy Bottom to Eastern Market Farragut West to Capitol South Rail maintenance
Feb 6 Feb 10 Red line Midday single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Rail maintenance
Feb 6 Feb 9 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Rail maintenance
Feb 6 Feb 9 Blue line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd Benning Rd, Capital Heights & Addison Rd Rail maintenance
Feb 10 Feb 11 Red line Weekend single tracking - NoMa-Gallaudet to Rhode Island Ave NoMa-Gallaudet & Rhode Island Ave Switch maintenance
Feb 11 Feb 12 Blue line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Addison Rd to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd Communication cable installation
Feb 13 Feb 16 Blue line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Morgan blvd Benning Rd, Capital Heights & Addison Rd Rail maintenance
Feb 17 Feb 18 Red line Weekend single tracking - NoMa-Gallaudet to Rhode Island Ave NoMa-Gallaudet & Rhode Island Ave Switch maintenance
Feb 18 Feb 19 Blue line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Addison Rd to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd Communication cable installation
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