Washington, DC Metro track work information is available to help visitors and riders plan ahead for weekend travel changes. Metro is investing in the reconstruction of its Metrorail system, and track work is expected on most weekends. Weekly updates are provided to inform travelers which lines are affected. This is a weekly press release provided by Metro. Service changes continue through closing on Sunday night.
Weekend service changes, according to Metro:
- Green Line trains operate regular weekend service.
- Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Van Ness and Dupont Circle.
- Silver Line trains operate every 24 minute, Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston.
- Orange and Blue line trains operate every 24 minutes.
- Yellow Line trains operate every 24 minutes, Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq.
Buses replace trains between Van Ness and Dupont Circle
Red Line trains will operate between Shady Grove & Van Ness and Dupont Circle & Glenmont every 10 minutes opening until 9:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes after 9:00 p.m.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Van Ness and Dupont Circle making intermediate stops at Cleveland Park, the National Zoo entrance and Woodley Park stations. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.
Cleveland Park and Woodley Park
To allow for shuttle bus connections, the last inbound trains from Shady Grove to Van Ness will depart 25 minutes earlier than normal and outbound trains from Van Ness to Shady Grove will depart 35 minutes later than normal.
Track maintenance, joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal.
Tap your SmarTrip card each time you enter and exit the Metrorail system. Riders traveling through the work zone will be charged for a single, continuous trip.
This work will continue on the weekend of May 26-27.
Trains every 24 minutes
Single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for rail, fastener, cover board and grout pad renewal.
Trains every 24 minutes, Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston
Silver Line trains will operate every 24 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange and/or Blue line trains to complete their trip. At Ballston, transfer between Silver and Orange line trains on the same platform.
Trains every 24 minutes
Single tracking between Eastern Market & Stadium-Armory and National Airport & Braddock Road to allow for rail, fastener, cover board and grout pad renewal.
Trains every 24 minutes, Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq only
Single tracking between National Airport and Braddock Road to allow for tie, rail, and fastener replacement.
Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mt Vernon Sq should use the Green Line to complete their trip.
For more information:
For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit wmata.com. Metro riders can access Metro’s mobile website by entering wmata.com into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].”
For more information on traveling by Metrobus or Metrorail, visit wmata.com.
* Photo Credit: WMATA Photograph by Larry Levine
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