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
Sep 17 Sep 21 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Sep 18 Sep 22 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park Preventive maintenance
Sep 23 Sep 24 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Joint elimination, fastener & cover board renewal
Sep 23 Sep 24 Red line Weekend shutdown - Friendship Heights to Grosvenor Bethesda & Medical Center Switch maintenance, joint elimination & tie renewal
Sep 24 Sep 28 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Sep 25 Sep 29 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park Preventive maintenance
Sep 30 Oct 1 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon Rosslyn & Court House Joint elimination, fastener & cover board renewal
Sep 30 Oct 1 Red line Weekend single track - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Fores Glen Joint elimination & tie renewal
Oct 1 Oct 5 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Oct 6 Oct 8 Orange line Weekend single tracking - Cheverly to New Carrollton 10p-cl Landover Rail, fastener & grout pad renewal
Oct 6 Oct 8 Green line Weekend single tracking - U Street to Georgia Ave 10p-cl Columbia Heights Radio cable installation
Oct 7 Oct 8 Blue line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Morgan Blvd to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd & Largo Town Center Rail fastener & stud renewal
Oct 7 Oct 8 Red line Weekend single tracking - Silver Spring to Forest Glen Silver Spring & Forest Glen Joint elimination & tie renewal
Oct 8 Oct 13 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Oct 10 Oct 13 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Oct 10 Oct 13 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Oct 14 Oct 15 Blue line Yellow line Weekend shutdown - Pentagon City to Braddock Road Crystal City & National Airport Radio cable installation
Oct 14 Oct 15 Orange line Weekend single tracking - Cheverly to New Carrollton Landover Rail, fastener & grout pad renewal
Oct 14 Oct 15 Red line Weekend single tracking - Rhode Island Ave to Takoma Brookland & Fort Totten Switch maintenance & rail renewal
Oct 15 Oct 20 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Oct 16 Oct 20 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Oct 20 Oct 22 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon 10p-cl Rosslyn Radio cable installation
Oct 22 Oct 27 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weeknight single tracking - Smithsonian to Federal Center SW L'Enfant Plaza Ceiling grid & tile installation
Oct 23 Oct 27 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Oct 28 Oct 29 Blue line Orange line Silver line Weekend single tracking - Foggy Bottom to Arlington Cemetery & Clarendon 10p-cl Rosslyn Radio cable installation
Oct 28 Oct 29 Green line Weekend single tracking - Fort Totten to Prince George's Plaza West Hyattsville Joint elimination, fastener & tie renewal
Oct 28 Oct 29 Red line Weekend single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Platform rehab & fastener renewal
Oct 30 Nov 3 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Nov 4 Nov 5 Red line Weekend single tracking - Wheaton to Glenmont Wheaton & Glenmont Radio cable installation
Nov 4 Nov 5 Yellow line Weekend shutdown - Pentagon to L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon & L'Enfant Plaza Bridge inspection, fastener & insulator renewal
Nov 4 Nov 5 Red line Weekend single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook White Flint Joint elimination, fastener & tie renewal
Nov 5 Nov 5 Blue line Yellow line Weekend shutdown - Van Dorn St to Franconia Springfield Van Dorn St & Franconia Springfield Emergency safety drill
Nov 6 Nov 10 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance
Nov 13 Nov 17 Red line Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Preventive maintenance