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
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

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