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.
|Start||End||Line||Impact||Stations Affected||Work Performed|
|May 6||May 9||Weekend single tracking - Fort Totten to Prince George's Plaza||West Hyattsville||Switch replacement and communication cable replacement|
|May 7||May 8||Weekend shutdown - Stadium-Armory to Minnesota Ave & Benning Road||Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave & Benning Road||Platform & aerial structure rehabilitation|
|May 7||May 9||Weekend single tracking - NoMa-Gallaudet to Fort Totten||Rhode Island Ave & Brookland||Rail maintenance|
|May 9||May 13||Midday single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook||White Flint & Twinbrook||Rail maintenance|
|May 9||May 12||Midday single tracking - Ballston to East Falls Church||Ballston||Rail tie & insulator renewal|
|May 13||May 15||Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to McPherson Square||Metro Center & Federal Triangle||Rail replacement & fastener renewal|
|May 13||May 16||Weekend single tracking - Fort Totten to Prince George's Plaza||West Hyattsville||Switch replacement and communication cable replacement|
|May 14||May 15||Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen||Forest Glen||Rail maintenance|
|May 16||May 20||Midday single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor||Medical Center & Grosvenor||Rail maintenance|
|May 21||May 22||Weekend single tracking - NoMa-Gallaudet to Fort Totten||Rhode Island Ave & Brookland||Rail maintenance|
|May 21||May 22||Weekend shutdown - Stadium-Armory to Minnesota Ave & Addison Road||Benning Road & Capitol Heights||Platform & aerial rehabilitation|
|May 23||May 27||Midday single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center||Bethesda||Rail maintenance|
|May 28||May 30||Weekend shutdown - East Falls Church to Vienna & McLean||West Falls Church & Dunn Loring||NTSB track circuit replacement|
|May 31||June 3||Midday single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights||Van Ness, Tenleytown & Friendship Heights||Rail maintenance|