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
September 27 - September 28, 2014 Buses replace trains between Congress Heights and Branch Avenue Southern Avenue, Naylor Road, Suitland NTSB-recommended track circuit replacement
October 10 - October 13, 2014 Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt Greenbelt Rail tie and insulator renewal
October 18 - October 19, 2014 Buses replace trains between Rhode Island Avenue and Silver Spring Brookland, Fort Totten (Green/Yellow Line platform open), Takoma NTSB-recommended track circuit replacement
November 1 - November 2, 2014 Buses replace trains between Gallery Place and Rhode Island Avenue Union Station, NoMa-Gallaudet
November 15 - November 16, 2014 Buses replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt Greenbelt
November 22 - November 23, 2014 Buses replace trains between East Falls Church and Vienna West Falls Church, Dunn Loring

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