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|
|August 30 - September 1, 2014||Buses replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor||Bethesda, Medical Center||Grout pad replacement; rail tie and insulator renewal|
|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|