Metro Adjusts Service for 50th Anniversary
Metro is suspending scheduled track work for the Green Line and operating normal weekend service on all rail lines throughout the weekend of August 24-25. More than normal ridership is expected on Saturday, August 24 for the events for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The only exception will be the Franconia-Springfield Station on the Blue Line, where trains will depart every 24 minutes, rather than the usual 12 to 20 minutes. All other 85 stations will have service every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours.
Metro will provide additional customer service staff at key stations to provide assistance for visitors. On Saturday, guests attending the event on the National Mall are encouraged to use the following four stations: Farragut North, Farragut West, Smithsonian, and Arlington Cemetery.
Entry points to the Saturday event on the National Mall will be located near 17th Street NW on both sides of the World War II Memorial. Foggy Bottom Station is recommended for guests with disabilities only.
Metro’s Rider Guide for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is available to assist with planning for August 24.