Weekend service adjustments Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22

Advisory Effective: 7/21/18 - 7/22/18

Here is a summary of Metrorail service changes for Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 to allow for safety and maintenance work:

  • Extended Red Line shutdown begins between NoMa-Gallaudet & Fort Totten. Buses replace train service through September 3, 2018
  • Orange, Blue, Silver lines operate every 26 minutes; Silver Line between Wiehle & Ballston only
  • Green & Yellow lines operate every 15 minutes; Yellow Line between Huntington & Mt Vernon Sq only

Weeknight service adjustments


Red Line Red Line
Buses replace trains between NoMa-Gallaudet & Fort Totten through September 3, 2018

Red Line trains operate:

  • Between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 8 minutes 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Between Fort Totten and Glenmont every 10 minutes 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • After 9:00 p.m. trains on both segments of the Red Line operate every 15 minutes.

Stations closed: Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood & Brookland

Alternate travel options:

  • Free shuttle buses will operate between NoMa-Gallaudet, Rhode Island Ave, Brookland and Fort Totten. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop. 
  • MetroExtra Route G9 (Metrobus) operates during all hours of rail service providing a connection between Rhode Island Ave and Downtown DC/Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station.
  • Customers traveling to Glenmont from NoMa-Gallaudet, Union Station and Judiciary Sq are strongly encouraged to ride a Shady Grove train to Gallery Place, then use the Green Line to connect back to the Red Line at Fort Totten.

Work performed: Major structural repair work, including rebuilding of deteriorated platforms to improve ADA accessibility, at Rhode Island Ave; rail and fastener renewal in other parts of the shutdown area

Last Train information: There are no changes to last train times from Shady Grove, NoMa-Gallaudet, Fort Totten or Glenmont. Customers needing to travel between Red Line segments are strongly encouraged to use the Green Line between Gallery Place & Fort Totten.

Red Line major improvement project information


Orange Line Orange Line
Trains every 26 minutes

Single tracking between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian to allow for installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system.

All trains at New Carrollton will board from one platform side. Please follow station signs and announcements for this boarding change.


Silver Line Silver Line
Trains every 26 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East & Ballston only

Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only to allow for rebuilding on the Orange and Blue lines. 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.


Blue Line Blue Line
Trains every 26 minutes

Single tracking between Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian to allow for installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system.


Yellow Line Yellow Line
Trains every 15 minutes between Huntington & Mt Vernon Sq only

Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington & Mt Vernon Sq only to allow for rebuilding on the Green Line. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mt Vernon Sq should use the Green Line to complete their trip.


Green Line Green Line
Trains every 15 minutes

Single tracking between L'Enfant Plaza and Navy Yard-Ballpark to allow for joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal.


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].