Travel Alternatives and Customer Impacts

To complete the project with the least disruption to customers, Shady Grove and Rockville closed on September 11. Free shuttle bus service is available at the closed stations.

On November 3, we announced work on the Rockville Canopy Replacement project was halted to allow Metro to bring additional trains into service from the Shady Grove Rail Yard to address the railcar shortage caused by the removal of Metro’s 7000-series fleet. Additional materials issues with the canopy’s glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels are also impacting the project schedule. Customers can now expect the stations to reopen in mid-January 2022.  Learn more

Free Shuttle Bus Service | Rail Service Information | Convenient Bus Options | Bus Stop Relocation | Parking | Accessibility

Rockville Canopy free shuttle bus service
Free Shuttle Bus Service
  • Red Line Local
    • Between Shady Grove, Rockville and Twinbrook
    • Frequency: operates every 10 minutes
    • Hours of operation: seven days a week, during hours the rail system is open
  • Red Line Express
    • Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook 
    • Frequency: Operates every 5 minutes between 6 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Operates every 10 minutes from 4:30 a.m.-6 a.m., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Hours of operation: weekdays only
Click here for a map of shuttle bus stops at Shady Grove, Rockville or Twinbrook.

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Rail Service Information

Metrorail Service
  • No rail service at Shady Grove and Rockville
  • Red Line trains will operate between Twinbrook and Glenmont at normal service levels
  • Weekdays before 9:30 p.m.: trains every 6 minutes 
  • Weekdays after 9:30 p.m.: trains every 10 minutes
  • Weekends: trains every 8 minutes
MARC Train and Amtrak Service
  • Amtrak and MARC service will continue to operate during construction with no service disruptions at Rockville.
  • MARC service will operate nine trains on the Brunswick Line.
  • The MARC fare for riders from Germantown, Metropolitan Grove, Gaithersburg, Washington Grove and Rockville to Union Station is $7. The fare from Garrett Park and Kensington to Washington is $6.
  • Weekly and monthly MARC tickets with a destination of Rockville will be honored to and from Union Station during this project.
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Convenient Bus Options
  • Metrobus and Ride On-Montgomery County buses will continue to operate at Shady Grove and Rockville.
  • Visit wmata.com/schedules/service-nearby to find a convenient bus route near you.
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Bus Stop Relocation

Rockville
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Parking
 
Rockville
  • The West Kiss & Ride Lot is closed for the duration of the project. Use the East Kiss & Ride Lot during this time.
  • The parking lots at the station will remain open during construction. Due to the Surface Parking Lot Improvement Project, there may be limited parking in the Park & Ride.
  • Customers who wish to bypass the station closures should consider parking at Twinbrook or White Flint instead. 
Shady Grove
  • The West Kiss & Ride Lot is closed for the duration of the project. Use the East Kiss & Ride Lot during this time.
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Accessibility

  • The pedestrian tunnel between the east and west side of Rockville will remain open during construction. 
  • The local shuttles will be accessible using standard Metrobuses. The express shuttle will be operated by contractor buses, with supplemental service using accessible vans. For customers who require additional support, MetroAccess paratransit is available. An expedited process is available at the Transit Accessibility Center.
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