The Dreaded Return of This Weekend’s Metro Track Work

by Prince Of Petworth April 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm 8 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 29 – May 1 with service adjustments on five of six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Green Line trains will operate regular weekend intervals.
Red Line trains will operate every 7-15 minutes.
Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 18 minutes.
Yellow Line trains will operate every 18 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq only.”

  • Philippe Lecheval

    I didn’t know it had been suspended. Metro scared me away from weekend use years ago. Folks who have no alternative have my sympathy.

  • Dan

    30 minute wait for the Red line at Gallery Place last night around 9pm. It must have been a shitshow after the game let out.

  • DM

    Is there a reason why it seems like the Yellow is *always* cut to Mt. Vernon Square? Or is just Metro being lazy?

    • llucas

      I have the same question. Yellow is advertised as “Ft Totten” but seems to always stop at Mt Vernon Square.

    • JohnH

      Historically (i.e. 2+ years ago), Mt Vernon was where Yellow went to. If they are doing work on the Green line, this may just be a way to keep the number of trains going through to a lower number. I don’t know – maybe ask them? As someone who frequently gets on/off at Shaw, it’s a bit annoying.

  • MtP

    Yet another example of WMATA not putting all the information in one place. This makes no mention of the “mainentence blitz” on the red line, which is leading to single tracking in parts, and likely longer headways. I have had this happen to me before where I read this announcement, assumed there would be no longer than a 12 minute wait, entered the station, saw the massive construction equipment on one track and waiting close to 25 minutes. Why can’t they add a line noting the single tracking?!

    • MtP

      Their website seems to have more correct information, but I am still skeptical. The past few weekends have been so nice, I wish it could continue.


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