For immediate release: June 2, 2023

Arlington Cemetery Station north entrance to temporarily close Monday, June 5

Arlington Cemetery MapMetro is making improvements to #YourMetro at the Arlington Cemetery Station and will begin installing canopies over the station entrances to protect customers, the station, and escalators from the elements. Work will begin on Monday, June 5, closing the station’s north entrance on the north side of Memorial Drive for approximately six* months. Rail service will not be impacted.

During construction crews will demolish and rebuild the parapet walls around the escalators to prepare the area for installation of the new canopy. Completing this work safely and efficiently requires closing the entrance.

While the north entrance is closed, the south entrance will remain open and accessible using the crosswalk on Memorial Drive, directly across from the north entrance. Throughout construction, the two elevators on the north side of Memorial Drive that service both sides of the Metro platform will also remain open.

When the north entrance reopens, work on both the north and south canopies will continue during non-passenger hours until completion in late fall 2024. This work is not expected to require additional entrance closures.

Metro is installing canopies as part of an ongoing project to replace or install nine canopies across the Metro system by 2026. Since the program began, Metro has installed canopies at more than 40 station entrances. Canopies shield customers and escalators from weather conditions, helping to protect the life, longevity, and reliability of our escalators, resulting in less disruption for customers and an overall more reliable experience.

Additional information is available on the Escalator, Canopy, and Elevator project page. Customers are also encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text or email messages to receive project updates and service information or contact Customer Service at 202-637-1328 with additional questions.

*Updated 9/12/2023 - Reflects extension of construction timeline from three months to six months.