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“Work on the Green and Yellow lines will continue through mid-July in the segments outlined below. Once this work is completed, Metro’s summer track work will move over to the Red Line from mid-July to August.
Metro will actively monitor ridership – which is currently extremely light – to ensure that the work does not cause unintended impacts as the region begins the initial stages of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why is Metro doing this work, and why now?
Currently, ridership levels are extremely low (down 90-95 percent), and buses are able to run in place of trains without traffic delays. Metro is taking advantage of these conditions to schedule around-the-clock track work in selected areas to keep critical maintenance and reliability projects on schedule. By doing this, Metro is working to offset potential delays to the project schedule as a result of Covid-19 safety protocols, supply chain delays, and workforce availability challenges.
July 6-18, 2020
Work zone: Green LineYellow LineU Street to Fort Totten
Stations closed: Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave-Petworth
Free shuttle buses replace trains between U Street and Fort Totten (lower level) stations, with stops at Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave-Petworth stations.
Yellow Linetrains will operate between Huntington and U Street ONLY. Use Green Linefor service to/from stations north of Fort Totten.
Consider using Red Lineas an alternate when traveling between Fort Totten and Gallery Place-Chinatown.
July 19-25, 2020
Work zone: Red LineJudiciary Square to Rhode Island Avenue
Stations closed: Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet
Free shuttle buses replace trains between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue stations, with stops at Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet.
Consider using Green LineYellow Lineas an alternate when traveling between Fort Totten and Gallery Place-Chinatown.
July 26-August 1, 2020
Work zone: Red LineFort Totten to Silver Spring
Station closed: Takoma
Free shuttle buses replace trains between Fort Totten and Silver Spring stations, with stop at Takoma Station.”