Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Metrorail Weekend Track Work – January 26-27, 2019

On Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, there will be no Blue or Yellow line Metro train service south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.(Photo via Barbara Krawcowicz, on Flickr)

On Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, there will be no Blue or Yellow line Metrorail train service south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will use this weekend closure to perform a variety of work, including the installation of cable and communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels.

The affected Metrorail stations include Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Van Dorn Street, Huntington, and Franconia-Springfield.

Free shuttle buses will replace train service along the Yellow and Blue lines. Customers should allow approximately 30 minutes of additional travel time for shuttle bus service.

SERVICE INFORMATION

Blue Line

  • Trains every 20 minutes, Braddock Rd to Largo Town Center
  • Free shuttle buses replace Blue Line trains between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St, King St and Braddock Rd
  • Stations closed: Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St and King St
  • Blue Line trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Addison Rd
  • Work performed: grout pad renewal, power cable renewal and installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system

Yellow Line

  • Trains every 20 minutes, Braddock Rd to Mt Vernon Sq
  • Free shuttle buses replace Yellow Line trains between Huntington, Eisenhower Ave, King St and Braddock Rd
  • Stations closed: Huntington, Eisenhower Ave and King St
  • Work performed: power cable renewal and installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system

WMATA is also planning a weekend shutdown that will affect riders traveling from or through Alexandria on March 2 and 3. The Braddock Rd, King St, Eisenhower Ave, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield and Huntington stations are slated for closure on both dates for track maintenance. More details will be made available atwmata.com/service/track-work.cfm.

For more information on this weekend’s work, please visit wmata.com/weekend.

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