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.

Capital Projects

There are two remaining capital improvement projects in the second half of the year that will impact service for some customers. The projects, which are necessary to ensure continued safe and reliable operations, are being scheduled during times of the year when ridership is lighter to minimize customer inconvenience. Due to the "heavy construction" nature of capital work, these projects will, in many cases, impact service levels at all times of the day.

Blue Line Yellow Line Friday, November 9 - Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed)

Over a four-day period in early November, including two commuting days, Metro will improve/upgrade several switches outside Reagan National Airport, as well as install new concrete pads beneath the rails along the aerial structure at the airport station.

  • No Yellow or Blue line trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City stations.
  • Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations will be closed.
  • On Friday & Monday:
    • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Largo Town Center every 12-16 minutes.
    • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 12-16 minutes.
    • Blue/Yellow customers may experience crowding due to less frequent service. Please allow additional travel time.
    • Express shuttle bus service options are being developed between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon. Details will be announced.
    • Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines on Friday, November 9, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines.
  • On Saturday & Sunday:
    • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Eastern Market every 24 minutes all day.
    • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 24 minutes all day.

 

Yellow Line Monday, November 26 - Sunday, December 9

Immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Metro will begin a continuous 14-day capital project on the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River. The project will include structural repairs, and rail infrastructure improvements, such as grout pad reconstruction and fastener replacement along the entire bridge.

  • No Yellow Line Service. Use Blue Line for alternate service between Virginia and DC.
  • Blue Line trains will run between Franconia-Springfield & Largo Town Center and between Huntington & Largo Town Center. Trains will run less frequently than normal. Additional details and service information will be announced in October.
  • Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines during this time, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines. Additional details and service information will be announced in Fall 2018.
  • Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, Gallery Place (lower level), Archives, L'Enfant Plaza (upper level) and Waterfront stations will be closed.

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
Oct 15 Oct 18 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Rail, tie & fastener renewal
Oct 15 Oct 18 Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Clarendon to Ballston Virginia Sq Radio cable installation
Oct 15 Oct 18 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Rail maintenance
Oct 20 Oct 21 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Rail maintenance
Oct 20 Oct 21 Green line Weekend single tracking - U St to Georgia Ave-Petworth Columbia Heights Rail maintenance
Oct 20 Oct 21 Red line Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Wheaton Forest Glen Fastener & grout pad renewal
Oct 22 Oct 25 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Rail maintenance
Oct 22 Oct 25 Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Clarendon to Ballston Virginia Square Radio cable installation
Oct 22 Oct 25 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Rail maintenance
Oct 27 Oct 28 Red line Weekend single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Rail, tie & fastener renewal
Oct 27 Oct 28 Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Clarendon to East Falls Church Virginia Sq & Ballston Radio cable installation
Oct 29 Nov 1 Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Clarendon to Ballston Virginia Sq Radio cable installation
Oct 29 Nov 1 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Fastener renewal
Oct 29 Nov 1 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - National Airport to Braddock Rd National Airport & Braddock Rd Grout pad renewal
Nov 3 Nov 4 Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Clarendon to Ballston Virginia Sq Radio cable installation
Nov 3 Nov 4 Green line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Fastener & insulator renewal
Nov 3 Nov 4 Red line Weekend single track - Grosvenor to Twinbrook White Flint Rail, tie & fastener renewal
Nov 4 Nov 4 Blue line Weekend shutdown - Franconia-Springfield Franconia-Springfield Quarterly emergency drill
Nov 5 Nov 8 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Track maintenance
Nov 5 Nov 9 Silver line Weeknight single tracking - McLean to Tysons Corner McLean & Tysons Corner Switch maintenance
Nov 5 Nov 8 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Fastener renewal
Nov 5 Nov 8 Green line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Mt Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Trackbed lighting
Nov 9 Nov 12 Blue line Yellow line Shutdown - National Airport & Crystal City National Airport & Crystal City Switch replacement
Nov 10 Nov 11 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Rail renewal
Nov 13 Nov 15 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook White Flint Rail, tie & fastener renewal
Nov 13 Nov 15 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Fastener renewal
Nov 17 Nov 18 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Fastener renewal
Nov 17 Nov 18 Blue line Green line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Rail maintenance
Nov 19 Nov 22 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Farragut North to Judiciary Sq Metro Center & Gallery Place Rail & fastener renewal
Nov 19 Nov 22 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Fastener renewal
Nov 24 Nov 25 Red line Weekend single tracking - Farragut North to Judiciary Sq Metro Center & Gallery Place Rail & fastener renewal
Nov 24 Nov 25 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Fastener renewal
Nov 26 Nov 29 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Farragut North to Judiciary Sq Metro Center & Gallery Place Rail & fastener renewal
Nov 26 Nov 29 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Fastener renewal
Nov 26 Dec 9 Yellow line Shutdown - L'Enfant Plaza to Pentagon Yellow Line Bridge Infrastructure repair & renewal
Dec 1 Dec 2 Green line Yellow line Weekend shutdown - Mt Vernon Sq to Navy Yard Gallery Place (lower level), Archives, L'Enfant Plaza (upper level) & Waterfront Trackbed lighting