This Weekend’s Metro Track Work – Greenbelt Closed

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.


Red Line 10 p.m. Fri, Mar. 14 through closing Sun, Mar. 16
Trains every 8-16 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener renewal, rail joint elimination, and infrastructure improvements between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; rail fastener renewal and track joint elimination between Dupont Circle & Van Ness.

Orange Line
Regular weekend service

Blue Line Sat., Mar. 15
Regular service EXCEPT Saturday at Franconia-Springfield station only

On Saturday, Blue Line trains will operate:

Between Largo Town Center & Van Dorn Street stations at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes)
At Franconia-Springfield Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM

Regular weekend service on Sunday.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal – between Van Dorn Street & Franconia-Springfield stations.

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten

Green Line Sat, Mar. 15 through closing Sun, Mar. 16
Regular service EXCEPT buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station only

Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park. Riders using shuttle bus service should allow about 15 minutes of travel time.

Green Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave throughout the weekend. Normal intervals are every 12-20 minutes.

Station Closed: Greenbelt

Work Performed: Continued construction of a new test track located between College Park and Greenbelt to accept Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars.