Major Weekend Track Work Schedule

Major Weekend Track Work

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:

  • NTSB-recommended track circuit replacements
  • Replacement of track ties
  • Switch replacement or improvements
  • Rail and fastener replacement and joint elimination for a smoother ride
  • Third-rail repairs and upgrades
  • Water and leak mitigation
  • Station platform reconstruction
  • Radio and cellular communication improvements
  • Rail facility upgrades
  • Station cleaning

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
April 26 - April 27, 2014 Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly & Addison Road Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Benning Road and Capitol Heights Rail tie, insulator, grout pad and fastener renewal; rail joint elimination
May 3 - May 4, 2014 Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt Greenbelt Fiber-optic cable installation, bridge pier repair work
May 24 - May 26, 2014 Buses replace trains between Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield Franconia-Springfield Switch replacement
June 28 - June 29, 2014 Buses replace trains between Dupont Circle and Gallery Place Farragut North and Metro Center Red Line (Metro Center lower level open)

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