Major Weekend Track Work Schedule

Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro has transitioned to a new program of preventive maintenance and planned capital work. Overnight and weekend hours will be used for enhanced preventive maintenance including cable testing to prevent smoke and fire incidents, stray current testing, trackbed cleaning, switch maintenance, torqueing (tightening fasteners, joint nuts and bolts) to eliminate excessive strain on infrastructure, and track geometry work to ensure the correct rail alignment.

Two capital projects are scheduled in the next year that will affect a handful of stations for 10 commuting days each. These projects have been scheduled during times of the year when ridership is lowest.

Fall Project: Rebuild interlocking outside Takoma Station
  • November 25-December 10, 2017 (10 commuting days)
  • Takoma Station will be closed

Spring Project: Rebuild interlocking and grout pads outside Huntington

  • May 12-27, 2018 (10 commuting days)
  • Huntington and Eisenhower Avenue stations will be closed

While there will be delays and inconvenience associated with the critical work we're undertaking, please be assured that we will take all possible steps to minimize your inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding as we work to rebuild and maintain Metro.

NOTE: Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule below. However, changes may be necessary due to weather, construction delays and other factors outside our control. This page will be updated as necessary.

For details about this weekend's track work, including minor projects that may impact your trip, view wmata.com/weekend.

Start End Line Impact Stations Affected Work Performed
Nov 20 Nov 22 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Leak mitigation pilot
Nov 25 Dec 10 Red line Extended shut down - Fort Totten to Silver Spring Takoma Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Nov 27 Nov 30 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Nov 28 Nov 30 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 5 Dec 7 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 8 Dec 10 Green line Weekend single tracking - Prince George's Plaza 10p-cl Prince George's Plaza & College Park Communication cable installation
Dec 9 Dec 10 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 11 Dec 14 Green line Weeknight single tracking - Prince George's Plaza to College Park Prince George's Plaza & College Park Rail renewal
Dec 11 Dec 14 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Track & tunnel cleaning
Dec 12 Dec 14 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 15 Dec 17 Green line Weekend single tracking - Prince George's Plaza 10p-cl Prince George's Plaza & College Park Communication cable installation
Dec 16 Dec 17 Red line Weekend single tracking - Farragut North to Judiciary Square Metro Center Joint elimination & rail fastener renewal
Dec 16 Dec 17 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 18 Dec 21 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 18 Dec 21 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Track & tunnel cleaning
Dec 19 Dec 21 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Joint elimination, rail, tie & fastener renewal
Dec 22 Dec 24 Green line Weekend single tracking - L'Enfant Plaza to Navy Yard 10p-cl Waterfront Communication cable installation
Dec 23 Dec 24 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn Fastener & cover board renewal, joint elimination