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:
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.
|Weekend||Line||Impact||Stations Closed||Work Performed|
|May 25 - May 27, 2013||Buses replace trains between Ballston and Vienna||East Falls Church, West Falls Church, Dunn Loring, Vienna||Switch replacement|
|May 25 - May 27, 2013||Buses replace trains between Twinbrook and Shady Grove||Rockville, Shady Grove||Communications upgrades, rail tie and fastener renewal|
|June 1 - June 2, 2013||Buses replace trains between Metro Center and Woodley Park-Zoo||Farragut North, Dupont Circle||Rail joint elimination, track fastener renewal, communications upgrades|
|June 15 - June 16, 2013||Buses replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Forest Glen||Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line only), Takoma, Silver Spring||Communications upgrades, rail renewal and joint elimination|
|June 22 - June 23, 2013||Buses replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Forest Glen||Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line only), Takoma, Silver Spring||Communications upgrades, rail renewal and joint elimination|
|June 29 - June 30, 2013||Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt||Greenbelt||Construction of 7000-series car test track|
|July 6 - July 7, 2013||Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory & Cheverly/Benning Road||Minnesota Ave, Deanwood||Tie renewal, platform reconstruction, grout pad rehabilitation|
|July 13 - July 14, 2013||Buses replace trains between NoMa & Silver Spring||Rhode Island Ave, Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line platform), Takoma||Tie renewal, tamping, joint elimination, Maryland State Highway bridge project|
|July 27 - July 28, 2013||Buses replace trains between Vienna & Ballston||Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church||Testing associated with Silver Line project|