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|
|June 22 - June 23, 2013||Buses replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Forest Glen||Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line only), Takoma, Silver Spring||Communications upgrades, rail renewal and joint elimination|
|July 6 - July 7, 2013||Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory & Cheverly/Benning Road||Minnesota Ave, Deanwood||Tie renewal, platform reconstruction, grout pad rehabilitation|
|July 13 - July 14, 2013||Buses replace trains between NoMa & Silver Spring||Rhode Island Ave, Brookland, Fort Totten (Red Line platform), Takoma||Tie renewal, tamping, joint elimination, Maryland State Highway bridge project|
|July 27 - July 28, 2013||Buses replace trains between Vienna & Ballston||Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church||Testing associated with Silver Line project|
|August 17 - August 18, 2013||Buses replace trains between Takoma & Forest Glen||Silver Spring|
|August 24 - August 25, 2013||Buses replace trains between NoMa & Fort Totten||Rhode Island Ave, Brookland|
|August 24 - August 25, 2013||Buses replace trains between Vienna & Ballston||Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church|