Shady Grove and Rockville closed for Rockville Canopy Replacement Project

Advisory Effective: 9/11/21 - 1/15/22

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

Starting Saturday, September 11, 2021 and continuing through mid-January 2022, Metro will close Rockville and Shady Grove stations for the demolition and replacement of the canopy over the Rockville Station platform.

Customer Information (September 11, 2021 - mid-January 2022):

  • No rail service at Shady Grove and Rockville.
  • Free shuttle buses replace trains:
    • Local service with stops at Shady Grove, Rockville and Twinbrook stations, every 10 minutes when the Metrorail system is open.
    • Express service between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, between 4:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. weekdays only, every 5 minutes during peak periods, 10 minutes off-peak.
  • Shady Grove and Rockville customers should consider parking at Twinbrook or White Flint as an alternative. Visit for more information about parking availability.
  • Amtrak and MARC service will continue to operate during construction with no service disruptions at Rockville.
Parking and Bus Relocation
Rockville Station
Shady Grove Station
About the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project
Metro’s Rockville Canopy Replacement Project will replace the aging canopy structure over the platform at Rockville Station and make additional customer improvements. More information is available at