Metrorail Weeknight Track Work This Week

by Lee Hernly, Editor
Metrorail weeknight track work continues this week through May 10, 2019 with the following track work and service adjustments to keep trains operating safely and reliably.

Metrorail weeknight track work continues this week through May 10, 2019 with the following track work and service adjustments to keep trains operating safely and reliably.

In Alexandria, Virginia, the Yellow and Blue line trains will be single-tracking after 10:00 PM.

Passengers at stations impacted by these service adjustments are asked to follow Passenger Information Display signs, station announcements or consult a Station Manager for any boarding location changes.

Red Line 

Weeknight: Trains every 18 minutes

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, single tracking between Medical Center and Grosvenor to allow for joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal.

Orange Line 

Weeknight: Regular service (trains every 20 minutes) 

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, single tracking between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW to allow for rail and fastener renewal

Silver Line 

Weeknight: Regular service (trains every 20 minutes) Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston only

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange and/or Blue line trains to complete their trip. At Ballston, transfer between Silver and Orange Line trains on the same platform.

Blue Line

Weeknight: Regular service (trains every 20 minutes) 

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, single tracking between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW to allow for rail and fastener renewal

Yellow Line

Weeknight: Regular service (trains every 20 minutes)

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, single tracking between Mt Vernon Sq and L’Enfant Plaza to allow for installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system.

Green Line 

Weeknight: Regular service (trains every 20 minutes)

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. until closing, single tracking between Mt Vernon Sq and L’Enfant Plaza to allow for installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system.

Start times and work locations may change based on operational needs and conditions.

For more information:

  • Schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information are available at this link.
  • Metro riders can access Metro’s mobile website by entering wmata.com into their smartphone browser.
  • For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].

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