For immediate release: September 9, 2021

Metro offers free parking at two Red Line stations during closure beginning Saturday

Metro's Board of Directors today agreed to waive parking fees for customers at Shady Grove and Rockville while the two stations are closed for canopy reconstruction and repairs. The stations will close this coming Saturday for approximately three months, with free shuttle buses available to connect to the rail system.

The Rockville Canopy Replacement Project will replace the aging platform canopy and provide additional customer improvements at Rockville Station. During the closure, Metro will perform additional work to rehabilitate and repair parking lots at Rockville, repair the platform canopy at Shady Grove, as well as track work required to maintain a state of good repair.  

Customers are reminded that the two stations will be closed starting Saturday, September 11 and continuing through Saturday, December 4. Free shuttle buses will provide frequent service throughout the day to affected customers.


  • No Metrorail service at Shady Grove and Rockville stations. 
  • Free parking available at Rockville and Shady Grove with free shuttle bus service provided as follows:
    • Local shuttle bus service with stops at Shady Grove, Rockville, and Twinbrook stations every 10 minutes during regular Metrorail operating hours.
    • Express shuttle bus service between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from 4:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. weekdays every 10 minutes or less and every 5 minutes during AM/PM peak periods. (Does not stop at Rockville)
    • Allow additional travel time to accommodate shuttle buses.
  • Customers may also consider parking at Twinbrook or White Flint stations as an alternative.
  • The west side Kiss & Ride lots are closed at Shady Grove and Rockville stations. Customers should use the east side Kiss & Ride lots for pick-up/drop-off.
  • Amtrak and MARC service will continue to operate at Rockville Station with no disruption to service.
  • Metrobus and Ride On buses will continue to serve both stations; however, some stops on the west side of Rockville Station have been relocated.  

 Additional information about the project and detailed travel alternatives can be found at