Major Weekend Track Work Schedule

Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro has transitioned to a new program of preventive maintenance and planned capital work. Overnight and weekend hours will be used for enhanced preventive maintenance including cable testing to prevent smoke and fire incidents, stray current testing, trackbed cleaning, switch maintenance, torqueing (tightening fasteners, joint nuts and bolts) to eliminate excessive strain on infrastructure, and track geometry work to ensure the correct rail alignment.

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 wmata.com/weekend.

Start End Line Impact Stations Closed Work Performed
Aug 7 Dec 25 Blue lineYellow line Platform Improvement Project
One track closed at Reagan National Airport; remaining two tracks open. No impact to service.
None Platform reconstruction
Oct 3 Oct 4 Orange line Single tracking between Cheverly and New Carrollton None Grout pad and fastener renewal
Oct 5 Oct 9 Green lineYellow line From 10 p.m. until close, single tracking between Fort Totten and Georgia Ave-Petworth None Switch replacement
Oct 10 Oct 11 Yellow line Shutdown between L'Enfant Plaza and Pentagon None Bridge Inspection
Oct 10 Oct 12 Yellow line Shutdown between King St-Old Town and Huntington Eisenhower Ave & Huntington Switch Replacement
Oct 17 Oct 18 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Single tracking between Eastern Market and Cheverly/Addison Road None Switch replacement
Oct 19 Nov 8 Green lineYellow line After 10 PM single tracking between Mt Vernon Sq and U Street None Fire system upgrades
Oct 24 Oct 25 Blue lineOrange lineSilver line Single tracking between Eastern Market and Cheverly/Addison Road None Switch replacement
Oct 31 Nov 1 Red line Shutdown between Rhode Island Ave to Takoma Brookland and Fort Totten (upper level platform) Switch replacement