Advisory

Posted: Aug 06, 2014 Expiration: Aug 11, 2014

Weekend service adjustments August 8-10 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 8-10 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Orange, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Silver Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory only. Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring during daytime hours.

Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment -- and work effort -- since the system's original construction in the early 1970s.


Red Line  Red Line 
Trains every 16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 16 minutes
  • Between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: every 8-10 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail tie, fastener and insulator renewal between Silver Spring and Forest Glen, along with railcar testing and acceptance of Metro's new fleet of 7000-series railcars between Twinbrook and Shady Grove.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option.
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

Orange Line Orange Line 
Regular weekend service


Silver Line
Regular weekend service between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory only

Silver Line trains will operate regular service throughout the weekend. All trains will operate to/from Stadium-Armory, rather than Largo Town Center. If you are traveling to or from a station east of Stadium-Armory, use a Blue Line train to complete your trip.


   Blue Line
Trains every 24 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Tunnel inspection and repair between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten


Green Line
Regular weekend service

All trains will arrive on the Greenbelt side of the platform at College Park.


For more information

For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit wmata.com. Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering wmata.com into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].


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