Metrorail Weekend Track Work May 18-19, 2019

by Lee Hernly, Editor

This weekend (May 18-19, 2019) most Metrorail lines will run on a regular weekend schedule with track work on the Orange, Blue and Yellow Line, where trains will run on altered schedules due to single tracking between Pentagon City & National Airport and the closure of Arlington Cemetery station this weekend.

  • Red Line Trains every 8-16 minutes
  • Orange Line Trains every 18 minutes
  • Silver Line Trains every 14 minutes
  • Blue Line Free shuttle buses replace trains between Arlington Cemetery & Pentagon
  • Yellow Line Trains every 20 minutes (see below for details)
  • Green Line Regular service

Red Line

  • Trains every 8 minutes between Silver Spring & Van Ness from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Trains every 16 minutes between Glenmont & Shady Grove

Due to installation of cable/communication equipment to support cellular service in tunnels and new radio system, rail renewal and joint elimination, Red Line trains will single track between Friendship Heights and Medical Center.


Orange Line

  • Trains every 18 minutes

Due to rail and fastener renewal, Orange Line trains will single track between Cheverly and New Carrollton.


Silver Line

  • Trains every 14 minutes

To coordinate with rebuilding on other lines, Silver Line trains will operate every 14 minutes


Blue Line

  • Trains every 20 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt only
  • Free shuttle buses replace Blue Line trains between Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon.
  • Arlington Cemetery station will be closed
  • Customers traveling to/from Benning Road, Capitol Heights, Addison Road, Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center must use a Silver Line train to complete their trip

Due to grade crossing installation at Arlington Cemetery, Blue Line trains will operate as Yellow Line trains between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.


Yellow Line

  • Trains every 20 minutes
  • From opening until 10:00 p.m. trains operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Sq

Due to switch renewal, Yellow Line trains will single track between Braddock Road and National Airport. From opening until 10:00 p.m., trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Sq only. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mt Vernon Sq during this time should use the Green Line to complete their trip.


Green Line

  • Regular service

For more information:

Schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information are available at wmata.com. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].

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