This Weekend’s Metro Track Work – Remember Buses replace trains between Van Ness and Dupont Circle

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


“Here is a summary of Metrorail service changes for Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 to allow for safety and maintenance work:


Green Line trains operate regular weekend service.
Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Van Ness and Dupont Circle.
Silver Line trains operate every 24 minute, Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston.
Orange and Blue line trains operate every 24 minutes.
Yellow Line trains operate every 24 minutes, Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq.

Red Line
Buses replace trains between Van Ness and Dupont Circle

Red Line trains will operate between Shady Grove & Van Ness and Dupont Circle & Glenmont every 10 minutes opening until 9:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes after 9:00 p.m.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Van Ness and Dupont Circle making intermediate stops at Cleveland Park, the National Zoo entrance and Woodley Park stations. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Stations closed: Cleveland Park and Woodley Park

To allow for shuttle bus connections, the last inbound trains from Shady Grove to Van Ness will depart 25 minutes earlier than normal and outbound trains from Van Ness to Shady Grove will depart 35 minutes later than normal.

Work performed: Track maintenance, joint elimination, rail and fastener renewal.

Tap your SmarTrip card each time you enter and exit the Metrorail system. Riders traveling through the work zone will be charged for a single, continuous trip.

This work will continue on the weekend of May 26-27.

Orange Line
Trains every 24 minutes

Single tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for rail, fastener, cover board and grout pad renewal.

Silver Line
Trains every 24 minutes, Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston

Silver Line trains will operate every 24 minutes 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
Trains every 24 minutes

Single tracking between Eastern Market & Stadium-Armory and National Airport & Braddock Road to allow for rail, fastener, cover board and grout pad renewal.

Yellow Line
Trains every 24 minutes, Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq only

Single tracking between National Airport and Braddock Road to allow for tie, rail, and fastener replacement.

Green Line
Regular service”

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