Planned Metrorail Track Work

Planned Metrorail 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.

Start End Line Impact Stations Affected Work Performed
February 8 February 12 Midday single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Forest Glen Rail fastener renewal
February 8 February 11 Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Wheaton Forest Glen & Wheaton Rail joint elimination
February 8 February 11 Weeknight single tracking - McPherson Square to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail fastener renewal
February 8 February 12 Midday single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Rail fastener renewal
February 8 February 11 Weeknight single tracking - Mt. Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Rail fastener renewal
February 8 February 12 Midday single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
February 12 February 15 Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Glenmont Forest Glen & Wheaton Communication cable installation
February 13 February 15 Weekend shutdown - Gallery Place to Navy Yard & Pentagon Gallery Place, Archives, L'Enfant Plaza, Waterfront & Pentagon NTSB track circuit replacement
February 13 February 14 Weekend single tracking - Federal Center SW to Eastern Market Capitol South & Eastern Market Rail fastener renewal
February 16 February 19 Midday single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Forest Glen Rail fastener renewal
February 16 February 18 Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Wheaton Forest Glen & Wheaton Rail joint elimination
February 16 February 18 Weeknight single tracking - McPherson Square to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail fastener renewal
February 16 February 19 Midday single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Rail fastener renewal
February 16 February 18 Weeknight single tracking - Mt. Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Rail fastener renewal
February 16 February 19 Midday single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
February 19 February 21 Weekend single tracking - L'Enfant Plaza to Navy Yard Waterfront Rail fastener renewal
February 20 February 21 Weekend single tracking - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda, Medical Center & Grosvenor Switch replacement
February 20 February 21 Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center Smithsonian, L'Enfant Plaza & Federal Center Rail fastener renewal
February 20 February 21 Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Glenmont Forest Glen & Wheaton Communication cable installation
February 22 February 26 Midday single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Forest Glen Rail fastener renewal
February 22 February 25 Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Wheaton Forest Glen & Wheaton Rail joint elimination
February 22 February 25 Weeknight single tracking - McPherson Square to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Rail fastener renewal
February 22 February 26 Midday single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Rail fastener renewal
February 22 February 25 Weeknight single tracking - Mt. Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Rail fastener renewal
February 22 February 26 Midday single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
February 26 February 28 Weekend single tracking - U Street to Fort Totten U Street, Columbia Heights, Georgia Avenue & Fort Totten Georgia Avenue switch replacement
February 27 February 28 Weekend single tracking - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda, Medical Center & Grosvenor Switch replacement
February 27 February 28 Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
February 27 February 28 Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Glenmont Forest Glen & Wheaton Communication cable installation
February 28 March 3 Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
February 29 March 3 Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Wheaton Forest Glen & Wheaton Rail joint elimination
February 29 March 5 Midday single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Rail fastener renewal
February 29 March 3 Weeknight single tracking - Mt. Vernon Sq to L'Enfant Plaza Gallery Place & Archives Rail fastener renewal
February 29 March 4 Midday single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
March 4 March 5 Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
March 5 March 6 Weekend single tracking - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda, Medical Center & Grosvenor Switch replacement
March 5 March 6 Weekend shut down - Navy Yard to Congress Heights Navy Yard, Anacostia & Congress Heights NTSB track circuit replacement
March 5 March 6 Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Glenmont Forest Glen & Wheaton Communication cable installation
March 6 March 10 Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
March 7 March 10 Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Wheaton Forest Glen & Wheaton Rail joint elimination
March 7 March 11 Midday single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Rail fastener renewal
March 7 March 11 Midday single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
March 7 March 10 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 3rd Rail power upgrade
March 12 March 13 Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Glenmont Forest Glen & Wheaton Communication cable installation
March 13 March 17 Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
March 13 March 17 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park & Cleveland Park Rail fastener renewal
March 14 March 18 Midday single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Rail fastener renewal
March 14 March 18 Midday single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
March 14 March 17 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 3rd Rail power upgrade
March 20 March 24 Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
March 20 March 24 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park & Cleveland Park Rail fastener renewal
March 21 March 25 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
March 27 March 31 Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave & Stadium-Armory Rail fastener renewal
March 27 March 31 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park & Cleveland Park Rail fastener renewal
March 28 April 1 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
April 3 April 7 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park & Cleveland Park Rail fastener renewal
April 4 April 8 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
April 10 April 14 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park & Cleveland Park Rail fastener renewal
April 11 April 15 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
April 18 April 22 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing
April 25 April 29 Weeknight single tracking - College Park to Greenbelt College Park 7000-series rail car testing

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