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.
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|
|May 25||Sep 8||Shut down - National Airport to Huntington & Franconia-Springfield||Braddock Rd, King St, Eisenhower Ave, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield & Huntington||Platform reconstruction|
|Aug 24||Aug 25||Weekend single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights||Tenleytown||Radio cable installation|
|Aug 26||Aug 29||Weeknight single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights||Tenleytown||Radio cable installation|
|Aug 26||Aug 29||Weeknight single track - U St to Georgia Ave-Petworth||Columbia Heights||Track circuit testing|
|Aug 31||Sep 1||Weekend single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights||Tenleytown||Radio cable installation|
|Sep 2||Sep 5||Weeknight single track - Van Ness to Friendship Heights||Tenleytown||Radio cable installation|
|Sep 14||Sep 15||Weekend shutdown - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor||Bethesda & Medical Center||Leak mitigation|
|Sep 28||Sep 29||Weekend shutdown - Fort Totten to Silver Spring||Takoma||Track maintenance|
|Sep 28||Sep 29||Weekend shutdown - L'Enfant Plaza to Pentagon||Yellow Line bridge||Track maintenance|
|Sep 29||Sep 29||Weekend shutdown - Largo Town Center until 2:00 p.m.||Largo Town Center||Emergency response exercise|
|Oct 5||Oct 6||Weekend shutdown - Wiehle-Reston East||Wiehle-Reston East||Silver Line Phase II|
|Nov 2||Nov 3||Weekend shutdown - McPherson Sq to Federal Center SW||Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian & L'Enfant Plaza||Trackbed lighting|
|Nov 3||Nov 3||Weekend shutdown - Glenmont||Glenmont until 2PM||Emergency exercise|
|Nov 9||Nov 10||Weekend shutdown - Farragut North to Van Ness||Dupont Circle, Woodley Park & Cleveland Park||Trackbed lighting|
|Nov 9||Nov 10||Weekend shutdown - Wiehle-Reston East||Wiehle-Reston East||Silver Line Phase II|