Over the coming months, Metro will be undergoing preventive maintenance which will impact service on various Metro lines and affect commuters. To help you plan ahead, a detailed explanation of current and planned service disruptions and alternatives are included below. A full list of upcoming Metro work is also available here.
Scheduled Metro Work
Red Line | July 21 – September 3
Station Closures: Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Stations
Overview: For 45 days, there will be no Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Galludet U Metro Stations. Free shuttle buses will replace trains between the two stations with stops at Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Metro Stations.
Alternatives: Green or Yellow Line between Fort Totten and Gallery Place, G9 MetroExtra bus, free shuttle buses
Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines | August 11 – August 26
Station Closures: No Blue Line service between Arlington Cemetery and Largo Town Center Stations
Overview: For 16 days (10 commuting days) Metro will be continuously single tracking between McPherson Square and Smithsonian Metro Stations. Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 20 minutes at all times of the day. Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery only; meaning in Arlington, no Blue Line service will be provided to/from Rosslyn Metro. Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Orange, Blue, or Silver Lines.
Alternatives: Yellow Line between DC and Virginia, ART 43 from Crystal City to connect with Rosslyn
Blue and Yellow Lines | November 2 – November 5
Station Closures: Reagan National Airport and Crystal City Stations
Overview: For four days (two commuting days) Metro will close Reagan National Airport and Crystal City Metro Stations. Free shuttle bus service between Braddock Road and Pentagon City Stations will be provided. Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow or Blue Line on commuting days.
Alternatives: Metroway, free shuttle buses
Beginning around Memorial Day 2019, Metro will close multiple stations causing service disruptions similar to SafeTrack. Arlington Transportation Partners can work with your business or property to help you provide and promote transportation options as this event nears.
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