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Major MetroRail Track Work – Presidents Day Weekend

If you regularly take the Metro on the weekend into the Arlington area or downtown D.C., you may want to pay attention to this post. For more information on this track work, visit this link on WMATA.com.

Throughout the Presidents Day Holiday weekend, the Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines will be closed and the Arlington Cemetery Metrorail station on the Blue Line (station closes at 7 p.m. nightly during the winter months) will also be closed from 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 to closing, Monday, Feb. 15, while Metro undertakes a major track rehabilitation project. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 a.m.

To help people get around the work zone, Metro will operate free shuttle buses between the Court House and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stations and between the Pentagon and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stations. Customers should build at least 40 extra minutes into their travel plans if they need to pass through the work zone.

During the Presidents Day Holiday weekend, Metro will install two new rail switches at the Rosslyn Metrorail station. In addition to the installation of new rail switches at the Rosslyn station, Metro will replace several hundred feet of rail, 300 track fasteners, 300 anchor bolts, repair 30 water leaks, replace 550 tunnel lights for safety, clean third rail insulators and cover boards, and make track circuit upgrades at the Rosslyn Metrorail station.

Metro’s Emergency Management office is also taking advantage of the station closures and has arranged to conduct an emergency drill inside the closed Rosslyn Metrorail station in conjunction with Arlington County and the District of Columbia, on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Blue and Orange Line Service

The Orange Line will be split in two sections, the first between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and Court House Metrorail stations, and the second between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and New Carrollton Metrorail stations.

The Blue Line will be split in two sections, the first between the Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon Metrorail stations, and the second between the Foggy Bottom-GWU and Largo Town Center Metrorail stations.

All Blue and Orange line trains will operate every 12 to 15 minutes from the end of each line during the day, and every 20 minutes after 9:30 p.m.

Last Blue/Orange Line Trains through Rosslyn – Friday, Feb. 12

The last trains will operate through the Rosslyn area prior to 10 p.m. because personnel need the time to remove power from both tracks and to assemble maintenance crews in the designated work zones.

On Friday, Feb. 12, prior to closure of the Rosslyn Metrorail station, the last New Carrollton bound Orange Line train through the Rosslyn Metrorail station will depart the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station at 9:28 p.m., depart the Rosslyn Metrorail station at 9:50 p.m., and arrive at the New Carrollton Metrorail station at 10:25 p.m. The last Vienna/Fairfax-GMU bound Orange Line train through the Rosslyn Metrorail station will depart the New Carrollton Metrorail station at 9:18 p.m., depart the Rosslyn Metrorail station at 9:53 p.m., and arrive at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station at 10:15 p.m.

On Friday, Feb. 12, prior to the closure of the Rosslyn Metrorail station, the last Largo Town Center bound Blue Line train will depart the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station at 9:32 p.m., the Rosslyn Metrorail station at 10 p.m., and arrive at the Largo Town Center Metrorail station at 10:36 p.m. The last Franconia-Springfield bound Blue Line train through the Rosslyn Metrorail station will depart the Largo Town Center Metrorail station at 9:22 p.m., depart the Rosslyn Metrorail station at 9:58 p.m., and arrive at the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station at 10:26 p.m.

Last Train Departures from Franconia-Springfield and Vienna/Fairfax-GMU

From Friday, Feb. 12, to Monday, Feb. 15, the last Blue and Orange Line trains departing the Franconia-Springfield and Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail stations for the Pentagon and Court House Metrorail station will leave 30 minutes earlier than usual. This will allow for customers to connect to the free shuttle buses and to the last trains departing the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail station to the Largo Town Center and New Carrollton Metrorail stations.

On Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, the last Orange Line train will depart Vienna/Fairfax-GMU at 2:07 a.m., West Falls Church-VT/UVA at 2:14 a.m., Ballston-MU at 2:21 a.m. Clarendon at 2:24 a.m., and arrive at Court House at 2:27 a.m. On Sunday, Feb.14, and Monday, Feb. 15, the last Orange Line train will depart Vienna/Fairfax-GMU at 11:07 p.m., West Falls Church-VT/UVA at 11:14 p.m., Ballston-MU at 11:21 p.m., Clarendon at 11:24 p.m., and arrive at Court House at 11:27 p.m.

On Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, the last Blue Line train will depart Franconia-Springfield at 2:10 a.m., King Street at 2:21 a.m., Braddock Road at 2:23 a.m., National Airport at 2:28 a.m., and at the Pentagon at 2:33 a.m. On Sunday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 15, the last Blue Line train will depart Franconia-Springfield at 11:10 p.m., King Street at 11:21 p.m., Braddock Road at 11:23 p.m., National Airport at 11:28 p.m., and arrive at the Pentagon station at 11:33 p.m.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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