Tuesday, December 11, 2018
transportation

Metrorail Track Work July 17-19

Via WMATA, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 17-19 with track work and service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10:00 PM Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Yellow Line trains will operate every 15 minutes throughout the weekend between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq on Saturday, and between Huntington and Fort Totten on Sunday.

Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market and New Carrollton, and replace Blue and Silver line trains between Eastern Market and Benning Road. Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Vienna, Wiehle-Reston East & Franconia-Springfield and Eastern Market.

Red Line

Trains every 7-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: trains every 15 minutes
  • Between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: every 7-8 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Rail, tie and insulator renewal for a safer ride will cause Red Line trains to share one track between Twinbrook and Shady Grove.

Orange Line

Buses replace trains between Eastern Market & New Carrollton

Orange Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Vienna and Eastern Market throughout the weekend. 

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market and New Carrollton stations. During this time, Potomac Avenue, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly, Landover and New Carrollton stations will be closed. Please allow additional time for shuttle bus service.

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market and New Carrollton stations.Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Orange Express buses will operate between Eastern Market and New Carrollton stations with no intermediate stops. Please add up to 35 minutes of travel time.
  • Orange Local buses will operate between Eastern Market and New Carrollton, making intermediate stops atPotomac Avenue, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly and Landover. Please allow 12-15 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Times: The last Orange Line train of the night from Eastern Market will depart at its regular time. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will depart Eastern Market at 2:53 a.m. On Sunday, the last train will depart Eastern Market at 11:53 p.m.

Work Performed: Platform, grout pad, deck joint & bridge rehabilitation, switch rail, fastener & stud bolt renewal between Eastern Market and New Carrollton & Benning Road.

Silver Line

Buses replace Silver Line trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road

Silver Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Wiehle-Reston East & Eastern Market: trains every 15 minutes
  • Between Benning Road & Largo: every 16 minutes

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Silver Line trains between Eastern Market and Benning Road stations. During this time, Potomac Avenue and Stadium-Armory stations will be closed. Please allow additional time for shuttle bus service.

Free shuttle bus service will operate as follows:

  • Blue/Silver buses will operate between Eastern Market and Benning Road stations with intermediate stops at Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue. Please add up to 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Times: The last train of the night from Largo Town Center will depart 24 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:00 a.m. and depart Eastern Market at 2:44 a.m. On Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:00 p.m. and depart Eastern Market at 11:44 p.m.

Work Performed: Platform, grout pad, deck joint & bridge rehabilitation, switch rail, fastener & stud bolt renewal between Eastern Market and New Carrollton & Benning Road.

Blue Line

Buses replace trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road

Blue Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Eastern Market: trains every 15 minutes
  • Between Benning Road & Largo: every 16 minutes

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses will replace Blue Line trains between Eastern Market and Benning Road stations. During this time, Potomac Avenue and Stadium-Armory stations will be closed. Please allow additional time for shuttle bus service.

Free shuttle bus service will operate as follows:

  • Blue/Silver buses will operate between Eastern Market and Benning Road stations with intermediate stops at Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue. Please add up to 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Last Train Time Change: The last train of the night from Largo Town Center will depart 24 minutes earlierthan normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:00 a.m. and depart Eastern Market at 2:37 a.m. On Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:00 p.m. and depart Eastern Market at 11:37 p.m.

Work Performed: Platform, grout pad, deck joint & bridge rehabilitation, switch rail, fastener & stud bolt renewal between Eastern Market and New Carrollton & Benning Road.

Yellow Line

Trains every 15 minutes

Yellow Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Saturday: Between Huntington & Mt. Vernon Square trains every 15 minutes
  • Sunday: Between Huntington & Fort Totten Regular weekend service

Green Line

Regular weekend service

Passengers at College Park and Greenbelt will board all trains on the Greenbelt platform.

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