Purple Line Construction Impacts - Bethesda Station

Advisory Effective: 4/10/23 - 12/31/24

Construction activity for the future MDOT MTA Purple Line in Bethesda will include controlled blasting on or about April 10, 2023. Blasting events will take place on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each blasting event will last for approximately 15 minutes.


  • Trains will temporarily hold outside Bethesda Station for approximately 15 minutes. Minor delays on the Red Line are possible.
  • During the controlled blasting, customers inside the station will need to exit temporarily and may re-enter once blasting is completed. Safety personnel will be onsite to direct customers.
  • Expect loud noises during this time.
  • For your safety, follow all posted signs and directions from onsite safety personnel.

For project information visit the MDOT MTA Purple Line webpage.

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