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Metrorail Extended Shutdown in Alexandria This Weekend

Metro reminds customers of Blue/Yellow line service changes Friday through Monday

Metro is reminding customers of a four-day capital improvement project, starting tomorrow, November 9 through Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed) on the Yellow and Blue lines through Alexandria, Virginia.(Photo credit: Barbara Kracowicz, on Flickr)

Metro is reminding customers of a four-day capital improvement project, starting tomorrow, November 9 through Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed) on the Yellow and Blue lines through Alexandria, Virginia. Buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City as crews work on the aerial structure at Reagan National Airport Station, including replacing switches and installing new concrete grout pads that support the rails. Two stations, National Airport and Crystal City stations, will be closed.

The project, originally announced in February, was rescheduled for the Veterans Day weekend to minimize the impact to customers, as Monday is a federal holiday.

On Friday and Monday, Blue and Yellow line customers may experience crowding due to less frequent service and should allow additional travel time. Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines on Friday, November 9, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines.

Service information

On Friday & Monday:

  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Largo Town Center every 12-16 minutes.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 12-16 minutes.
  • Buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd, National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City. Additional Express shuttle buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City from 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. and between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon from 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.

On Saturday & Sunday:

  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Eastern Market every 24 minutes all day.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 24 minutes all day.

Visit the WMATA website for additional details and transportation options.

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