Weekend service adjustments Sat. Dec. 16 & Sun. Dec. 17

Advisory Effective: 12/11/17 - 12/17/17

Updated 12/13/17
Previously scheduled Red Line work between Farragut North and Judiciary Square has been cancelled to allow for an emergency shutdown between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Ave.

Here is a summary of Metrorail service changes on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, to allow for safety and reliability maintenance work:

Highlights

  • Regular weekend service on Yellow and Green lines
  • Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Ave
  • Trains every 24 minutes on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines with Silver Line trains between Wiehle-Reston East & Ballston only

Note: Because of Wreaths Across America, schedule adjustments on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines will begin at 10:00PM Saturday.


Red Line Red Line
Buses replace trains between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Ave | Saturday 7:00AM until closing Sunday

Red Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals (every 12-15 minutes) between Shady Grove & Rhode Island Ave and between Silver Spring & Glenmont. Additional trains will operate between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring making intermediate stops at Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma. Please allow 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Stations closed: Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma

To allow for shuttle bus connections, the last trains will depart:

  • Shady Grove at 12:25 a.m. Saturday and 10:25 p.m. Sunday (Regular time).
  • Glenmont at 11:45 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 p.m. Sunday (48 minutes earlier than normal).
  • Silver Spring at 2:16 a.m. Saturday and 12:16 a.m. Sunday (48 minutes later than normal)

Tap your SmarTrip card each time you enter and exit the Metrorail system. Riders traveling through the work zone will be charged for a single, continuous trip.


Orange Line Orange Line
Trains every 24 minutes | 10:00PM Saturday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for rail fastener and stud renewal.


Silver Line Silver Line
Trains every 24 minutes - Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston | 10:00PM Saturday until closing Sunday

Silver Line trains will operate every 24 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston because of single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange and/or Blue line trains to complete their trip. At Ballston, transfer between Silver and Orange line trains on the same platform.

To allow for transfers, the last train will depart Wiehle-Reston East at 11:58 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 p.m. Sunday (18 and 16 minutes earlier than normal)


Blue Line Blue Line
Trains every 24 minutes | 10:00PM Saturday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for rail fastener and stud renewal.


Yellow Line Yellow Line
Regular weekend service


Green Line Green Line
Regular weekend service

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 p.m. until close, single tracking between Prince George's Plaza and College Park to allow for communication cable installation. This work is not expected to cause delays.


Travel Tips

Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the bus only option.

Before traveling, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.


For more information:

Schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information are available at wmata.com. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].