Weekend Metro Repair Work | Transportation
The following information was sent to us by Cathy Plevy:
Metro will perform major track work over the weekend of January 20-22 on
all five rail lines. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue
through system closing on Sunday.
Here is information about how each line is affected:
Crews will continue to advance NTSB-recommended track circuit
replacement, a key step toward restoring automatic train operations.
This weekend's work will take place between Bethesda and Grosvenor, with
buses replacing trains between those two stations. In addition, Medical
Center Station will be closed, with alternate shuttle service provided.
●Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on
Sunday, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Bethesda and
●Red Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals in two
sections: between Shady Grove and Grosvenor and between Bethesda and
●Medical Center station will be closed.
●On Friday night, the last Glenmont-bound Red Line train to operate
before work begins will depart Shady Grove at 9:43 p.m. and depart
Bethesda at 10 p.m. The last Shady Grove-bound train will depart
Glenmont at 9:05 p.m. and Bethesda at 9:50 p.m.
●The last Red Line train from Shady Grove will depart 15 minutes
earlier than usual -- at 2:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights (early
Saturday and Sunday), and at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday night.
●Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 20
minutes of additional travel time.
●Trains will single track between East Falls Church and West Falls
Church for testing of the Dulles rail project, and between
Stadium-Armory and Cheverly for platform rehabilitation.
●Orange Line trains will depart Vienna and New Carrollton every 24
minutes. Service will be coordinated with the Blue Line to provide
service every 12 minutes at stations from Rosslyn to Stadium-Armory.
Additional trains will be operated based on ridership and available
●Trains will single track between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street
for rail rehabilitation.
●Blue Line trains will depart Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town
Center every 24 minutes. Service will be coordinated with the Orange
Line to provide service every 12 minutes at stations from Rosslyn to
Stadium-Armory. Additional trains will be operated based on ridership
and available track space.
●Trains will single track between Naylor Road and Branch Avenue for
●Green Line trains will depart endpoint every 24 minutes. Additional
trains will be operated based on ridership and available track space.
●Trains will single track between Braddock Road and Huntington for
●Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt. Vernon
Square every every 24 minutes. Additional trains will be operated based
on ridership and available track space. Customers traveling to/from
stations north of Mt. Vernon Square should use Green Line trains to
complete their trip.
The Trip Planner on Metro’s website will not reflect the impact of
this work on schedules. For more information on traveling by Metrobus or
Metrorail, customers may call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780, or visit