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Following several weeks off for Cherry Blossom season, Metro’s massive rebuilding effort, known as Metro Forward, will resume with midday track work on Monday, April 16, and with weekend track work on Friday, April 20.
During major track work projects, free shuttle buses replace trains along a portion of a rail line where rebuilding is underway, an approach that allows Metro to work faster and safer while minimizing the number of customers inconvenienced elsewhere on the line.
Metro is encouraging community organizations and local businesses to consult the track work calendar when planning special events.
The major track work calendar is posted at wmata.com/trackwork. Customers should take special note of the following scheduled outages:
Buses will replace trains on portions of the Red Line over eight weekends this summer, including four consecutive weekends from late July to mid-August. The Red Line is Metro’s oldest, and is the first to undergo major reconstruction.
Over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3, Metro will perform its annual inspection of the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River, along with other track work in the area. As a result, buses will replace Yellow Line trains between Pentagon and Archives, and between Waterfront and Archives on the Green Line.
During the weekend of September 7-9, the Red Line will be shut down between Dupont Circle and New York Avenue (NoMa-Gallaudet). Metro Center will remain open for Orange and Blue line service, and Gallery Place will remain open for Green and Yellow line service.
Buses will replace trains on the eastern leg of the Blue Line, from Stadium-Armory to Largo, during the weekend of October 5-8. On the Orange Line, buses will shuttle customers between Stadium-Armory and Minnesota Avenue stations.