What's Up With the Metro: July 20-22
A look at what you need to know about Metro this weekend.
Taking the Metro to get around this weekend? Here’s what to expect.
Orange Line trains will single track through two work zones:
- Between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for work associated with the Silver Line extension
- Between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly for platform reconstruction
Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will depart Vienna and New Carrollton every 24 minutes. On Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., additional trains will operate between Vienna and Stadium-Armory, providing service an average of every 12 minutes. Customers should allow additional travel time.
Blue Line trains will single track between Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield to allow for tie and insulator renewal, rail tamping and other necessary track work. Blue Line trains will operate at or near normal weekend frequencies. However, between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, every other Blue Line train will begin/end at Van Dorn Street, rather than Franconia-Springfield. Customers traveling to/from Franconia-Springfield Station should allow about 15 minutes of additional travel time.
Buses will replace Red Line trains between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights stations to allow for rail renewal/replacement, structural repairs, tunnel leak mitigation and related improvements. Medical Center and Bethesda stations will be closed.
Red Line trains will operate in two segments between Shady Grove and Grosvenor and between Friendship Heights and Glenmont. On each segment, trains will operate every 10 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and at regular weekend intervals at other times. Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time.
Yellow Line trains will operate to/from Mount Vernon Square station, rather than Fort Totten. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mount Vernon Square should use Green Line trains to complete their trip.
Green Line trains will single track between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza to allow for track maintenance, tie and fastener renewal and third-rail power improvements. Throughout the weekend, Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.