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.

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
Dec 10 Dec 14 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Communication cable installation
Dec 15 Dec 16 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Communication Cable installation
Dec 15 Dec 16 Red line Weekend single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Rail renewal
Dec 17 Dec 20 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Grout pad renewal
Dec 17 Dec 20 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Track maintenance
Dec 17 Dec 20 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Communication cable installation
Dec 22 Dec 23 Red line Weekend single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Track maintenance
Dec 22 Dec 23 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Grout pad renewal
Dec 26 Dec 27 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Grout pad renewal
Dec 26 Dec 27 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Communication cable installation
Dec 29 Dec 30 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center L'Enfant Plaza Grout pad renewal
Jan 2 , 2019 Jan 3 , 2019 Blue line Yellow line Weeknight single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Communication equipment installation
Jan 5 , 2019 Jan 6 , 2019 Blue line Yellow line Weekend single tracking - Pentagon City to National Airport Crystal City Communication equipment installation
Jan 12 , 2019 Jan 13 , 2019 Blue line Yellow line Weekend shutdown - National Airport to Arlington Cemetery & L'Enfant Plaza Crystal City, Pentagon City & Pentagon Grout pad renewal