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|
|February 14 - February 16, 2015||No Blue Line service between King Street and Van Dorn Street. Shuttle bus service between Eisenhower Av and Van Dorn Street.||No stations closed||Track circuit replacement|
|February 21 - February 22, 2015||Shuttle bus service between Bethesda and Medical Center. Trains will bypass the station.||Bethesda||Escalator installation|
|February 28 - March 1, 2015||Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt||Greenbelt||Test track installation|
|March 7 - March 8, 2015||Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt||Greenbelt||Test track installation|
|April 18 - April 19, 2015||Buses replace trains between Crystal City and Braddock Road||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||Switch and cable replacement|
|May 2 - May 3, 2015||Buses replace trains between Crystal City and King Street||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Braddock Road||Track circuit and switch replacement|
|May 16 - May 17, 2015||Buses replace trains between Prince George's Plaza and Greenbelt||College Park and Greenbelt||Rail tie replacement, joint elimination and leak mitigation|
|May 30 - May 31, 2015||Buses replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor||Bethesda and Medical Center||Communication cable renewal|
|June 13 - June 14, 2015||Buses replace trains between Dupont Circle and Union Station||Farragut North, Red Line platform at Metro Center and Gallery Place, Judiciary Square||Switch repair and communication cable renewal|