Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro continues its accelerated effort to improve safety and reliability. In order to impact fewer customers, we sometimes use an approach to major weekend track work that involves temporarily closing individual stations or groups of stations and replacing trains with free shuttle buses. This approach allows Metro to complete rebuilding work faster and safer, while allowing trains outside of the work zones to operate with fewer delays.

During major track work, Metro employees and contractors work on multiple projects at the same time.  Examples include:

  • NTSB-recommended track circuit replacements
  • Replacement of track ties
  • Switch replacement or improvements
  • Rail and fastener replacement and joint elimination for a smoother ride
  • Third-rail repairs and upgrades
  • Water and leak mitigation
  • Station platform reconstruction
  • Radio and cellular communication improvements
  • Rail facility upgrades
  • Station cleaning

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 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 Metrorail advisories.

Start End Line Impact Stations Affected Work Performed
Apr 15 May 14 Green line SafeTrack Surge 14 - Prince George's Plaza to Greenbelt College Park & Greenbelt Rail maintenance
Apr 24 Apr 28 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Preventative maintenance
Apr 28 Apr 30 Green line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - National Airport to Braddock Rd National Airport & Braddock Rd Rail fastener renewal
Apr 29 Apr 30 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Communication cable installation
Apr 29 May 1 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Federal Triangle to Foggy Bottom Metro Center, McPherson Sq & Farragut West Ceiling tile installation
Apr 29 Apr 30 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Communication cable installation
May 1 May 5 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Preventative maintenance
May 6 May 7 Red line Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Preventative maintenance
May 6 May 7 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Communication cable installation
May 12 May 14 Green line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - National Airport to Braddock Rd National Airport & Braddock Rd Rail fastener renewal
May 13 May 14 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Communication cable installation
May 13 May 14 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - Federal Triangle to Foggy Bottom Metro Center, McPherson Sq & Farragut West Ceiling tile installation
May 19 May 21 Green line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - National Airport to Braddock Rd National Airport & Braddock Rd Rail fastener renewal
May 20 May 21 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend shutdown - McPherson Sq to Foggy Bottom Farragut West Ceiling tile installation
May 20 May 21 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Communication cable installation
May 27 May 29 Red line Weekend shutdown - NoMa-Gallaudet to Fort Totten Rhode Island Ave & Brookland Cable replacement, concrete work