Be ready for Metro changes June 25, 2017

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Metrorail Hours of Operation | Fare Changes | Rail Service Changes | Bus Service Changes

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Why all this change?

Over the last year, Metro received close to 30,000 responses from customers about proposed changes to fares, service and hours. This feedback was considered by Metro's Board and Management to make tough decisions on how to rightsize service, close a budget gap and provide needed time for preventive maintenance and get Metro Back2Good.

NEW Metrorail Hours of Operation

Metrorail hours will be adjusted and some Metrobus routes will add trips to accommodate riders.

Monday - Thursday
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Don't miss the last train of the night! Visit to find out when the last train serves the stations you use.

Late Night Metrobus Service

Trips will be added on the following bus routes to provide service in key corridors that no longer have late night or early weekend rail service.

  • District of Columbia: 30N, 30S, 42, 52, 54, 64, 70, 80, 90, 92, 96, A2, A6, A8, E4, G8, H4, L2, S2, S4, W4, X2
  • Maryland: C4, F4, J2, K6, P12, Q1, Q4
  • Virginia: 1A, 2A, 10A, 10N, 16E, 23B, 28A, 38B

Many bus routes serve Downtown DC late at night and on weekends. Check out the District of Columbia late night bus map for Metrobus and DC Circulator routes that operate until 2AM or later.

2017 Metrobus routes from dc

Connections are available to other regional bus service at Addison Rd, Anacostia, Ballston-MU, Bethesda, Fort Totten, Friendship Heights, Huntington, Minnesota Ave, New Carrollton, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Prince George's Plaza, Rhode Island Ave, Silver Spring, Southern Ave and Suitland Metrorail stations.

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Most fares will increase by 10¢ to 25¢.


Peak Fares

Minimum fare
Maximum fare

Off-Peak Fares

Minimum fare
Maximum fare


NEW! One-Day Rail/Bus Pass
7-Day Short Trip Pass
7-Day Fast Pass
Best Value! Monthly SelectPass
30-Day DC SmartStudent Pass/DC One Card



Regular routes
Express routes
Airport express routes 5A & B30


NEW! One-Day Rail/Bus Pass
Best Value! 7-Day Regional Bus Pass

Outsmart the fare hike!

A 7-Day Regional Bus Pass in your hand means more money in your pocket. For just $17.50, it starts saving you money after just nine regular fare bus trips.

Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities

Eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities pay half the peak fare on Metrorail and half the fare on Metrobus.


MetroAccess fares are two times the fastest comparable fixed-route rate. The maximum charge of $6.50 will stay the same.


Addison Rd
Branch Ave
Capitol Heights
College Park-U of Md
Dunn Loring
East Falls Church
Forest Glen
Fort Totten
Largo Town Center
Minnesota Ave
Morgan Blvd
Naylor Rd
New Carrollton*
Prince George's Plaza
Rhode Island Ave
Rockville (all-day meter)
Shady Grove
Southern Ave
Van Dorn St
West Falls Church
West Hyattsville
White Flint*
Wiehle-Reston East
* Check station pages for non-rider fees at these stations.

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Rail Service Changes

Trains will run every 8 minutes on each line during weekday rush periods.

Red Line Additional Red Line service will run between Grosvenor and Silver Spring, with trains arriving every 4 minutes during weekday rush hour.

Yellow Line Yellow Rush+ will be eliminated. All Yellow Line trains will run between Huntington and Mt Vernon Sq during rush hour, and between Huntington and Fort Totten at other times.

Orange Line Silver Line Blue Line Yellow Line Green Line At stations served by more than one line, trains will arrive every 3-4 minutes during weekday rush hour. 

You'll see some of the changes on the new map.

Changes include the elimination of Yellow Rush+ service and two stations with updated names: Smithsonian will be Smithsonian National Mall and Foggy Bottom-GWU will be Foggy Bottom-GWU Kennedy Center.


2017 changes system map

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Metrobus Changes

Schedule Changes

The following routes will have new timetables that reflect schedule changes, added or discontinued trips, or trip time adjustments.

District of Columbia: 30N, 30S, 42, 43*, 52, 54, 64, 70, 80, 90, 92, 96, A2, A6, A8, D8, E4, E6*, G2*, G8, H4, H8, L2, N2*, N4*, N6*, S1*, S2*, S4*, S9*, W4, X2

Maryland: 89, B30*, C4, C11, C13, C21, C22, C26, F4, F13*, H11, H12, H13, J2, J5*, K6, P12, P17*, P18*, P19*, Q1, Q4, T2, W13*, W14*, W19*, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z7

Virginia: 1A, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2T*, 5A, 7W, 7X*, 10A, 10N*, 13Y*, 15K*, 15L*, 16B, 16E, 16J, 16P, 16Y, 17A*, 17B*, 17F*, 17M*, 18P*, 18R*, 18S*, 23B, 28A*, 28X*, 38B, REX*

* See additional service change information about these routes below.

Service Changes

Service on the following bus routes will be changed or eliminated. Changes may impact service to some bus stops and Metrorail stations.


43 Mount Pleasant
Afternoon buses will begin service at a new stop along westbound I (Eye) Street west of 14th Street NW. Buses will no longer serve Franklin Square.

E6 Chevy Chase
Buses will operate a long-term detour due to the closure of Oregon Avenue NW to accommodate utility work. The new schedule reflects adjusted trip times.

G2 P Street-LeDroit Park
N2, N4, N6 Massachusetts Avenue
Buses will resume service along P Street between 18th Street and Dupont Circle NW due to the completion of long-term construction.

S1 16th Street-Potomac Park
All morning trips will serve stops along northbound 14th Street between Buchanan Street and Missouri Avenue NW.

S2, S4 16th Street
S9 16th Street Limited

Route S2 and S4 service will be simplified, with most trips operating between Federal Triangle and Silver Spring. Service at stops along 14th Street NW will be discontinued, with alternate service available on Route S1. Additional Route S9 limited-stop trips will be added to the schedule, including trips between 16th Street & Missouri Avenue NW and Franklin Square during morning rush hour; and between Franklin Square and 16th Street & Colorado Avenue NW during afternoon rush hour.


B30 Greenbelt-BWI Airport
On weekdays, the time between buses will change from every 40 minutes to every 60 minutes. Saturday and Sunday service will be eliminated.

F13 Cheverly-Washington Business Park
Buses will be rerouted near Washington Business Park. From northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, buses will operate to Lottsford-Vista Road, Forbes Boulevard and Philadelphia Way before returning to southbound Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. Service along Boston Way will be discontinued. Nearby stops will be served along Forbes Boulevard at Boston Way.

J5 Twinbrook-Silver Spring
Route J5 will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Red Line; Metrobus C4, J1, J2, J3, Q1, Q2, Q4; Ride On 46.

*P17, P18, P19 Oxon Hill-Fort Washington
Route P17 and P19 service to downtown DC will be discontinued. Route P17 trips will be replaced by Route P18 trips operating between Southern Ave Metrorail Station and Fort Washington Park & Ride via Fort Foote and Tantallon. Additional Route P18 trips will be added to the schedule. Route P19 trips will operate between Southern Ave Metrorail Station and Fort Washington Park & Ride. Regular fare will be charged on all trips.

W13, W14 Bock Road
Route W13 trips will be replaced by Route W14 trips operating between Southern Avenue Metrorail Station, Friendly, and Fort Washington Forest. (Some trips will continue to begin and end at Friendly.) Regular fare will be charged on all trips.

W19 Indian Head Express
Route W19 will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: MTA Commuter Bus 640, 650.


2T Tysons Corner-Dunn Loring
Route 2T will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Fairfax Connector 461, 462, 463.

7X Lincolnia-Pentagon
Route 7X will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Metrobus7W.

10N Washington National Airport

New Friday and Saturday late night and Sunday early morning service will operate between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Crystal City, Pentagon City and Pentagon in response to the change in Metrorail service hours. Connections to DC and other Virginia bus service will be available at the Pentagon.

13Y Arlington-Union Station

Route 13Y will be eliminated.

15K, 15L Chain Bridge Road
Most morning and all afternoon service will operate between East Falls Church Metrorail Station and McLean-Langley as Route 15K. The first morning northbound Route 15K trip will depart Rosslyn Metrorail Station to allow for early connections between Metrorail and Langley. Route 15L service will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Metrobus 15K; Fairfax Connector 721; ART 53, 55.

17A, 17B, 17F, 17M Kings Park
Route 17B trips will be changed to operate between Burke Centre VRE Park & Ride and Pentagon Metrorail Station. Route 17B service to Kings Park West (Zion Drive, Sideburn Road and Commonwealth Boulevard) will be discontinued. The Kings Park Line will be renamed Kings Park-North Springfield Line. Routes 17A and 17F will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Metrobus 17B, 17G, 17H, 17K, 17L, 17M; Fairfax Connector 306, 401, 402.

18P, 18R, 18S Burke Centre
Additional Route 18P morning trips will be added to the schedule. Routes 18R and 18S will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Metrobus 18H, 18P; Fairfax Connector 305, 310.

28A Leesburg Pike
Westbound trips to Tysons Corner Metrorail Station will not operate via Tysons Corner Center (Towers Crescent Drive, Tysons One Place and Fashion Boulevard). Eastbound trips to King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station will continue to operate via Tysons Corner Center.

28X Leesburg Pike Limited
Route 28X will be eliminated. Travel alternatives: Metrobus 26A, 28A.

REX Richmond Highway Express
Weekday service will extend to the Fort Belvoir Post Exchange/Commissary via Gunston Road. Service to Jackson Loop will be discontinued. Nearby stops will be served along Gunston Road at 5th Street. 

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