Metro News Release

For immediate release: January 22, 2013

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Metro weekend track work January 25-27
Single tracking on Red, Orange and Green lines

The ongoing effort to rebuild and upgrade the Metrorail system to provide safer and more reliable service will continue over the weekend of January 25-27 on the Red, Orange and Green lines.

There is no scheduled work this weekend on the Blue or Yellow lines.

Red Line

  • From 10 p.m. Friday through noon on Sunday, Red Line trains will single track between Farragut North and Judiciary Square to allow for track maintenance, tie renewal, structural and ceiling repairs.
  • During this time, trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 20 minutes.
  • Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and noon on Sunday, additional Red Line trains will operate between Shady Grove and Farragut North, providing service about every 10 minutes between those stations.
  • Customers should add about 10 minutes to their travel time while track work is in effect.
  • Note: Normal Red Line service will be restored at noon on Sunday.

Orange Line

  • From 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday, Orange Line trains will single track through two work zones: between East Falls Church and West Falls Church for Silver Line testing, and between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to allow for platform reconstruction.
  • Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.  
  • Customers should add 20 minutes to their travel time.

Green Line

  • From 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday, Green Line trains will single track between College Park and Greenbelt to allow for construction of a test track for new 7000-series railcars.
  • Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.  However, during daytime hours, every other train will begin and end at College Park, rather than Greenbelt.  
  • Customers should add about 10 minutes to their travel time.

Metro is advancing Metro Forward, a six-year, $5 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that is focused on safety and bringing the Metro system into a state of good repair. In FY2012, Metro Forward includes projects to replace escalators; retrofit track; replace critical track circuitry and equipment along the right of way; rehabilitate third-rail power systems, running rail and track pads; modernize 12 stations; replace 100 Metro buses and the rehabilitate 100 more; renovate three bus garages; and install 30 new track turnouts.

For more information on traveling by Metrobus or Metrorail, customers may call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780, or visit

News release issued at 1:57 pm, January 22, 2013.

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