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Weekend Service Adjustments Planned for Metro

Metro to Return Red Line to Automatic TrainOperation for slider 450 x 280Reconstruction of the Metrorail system is scheduled to continue over the weekend of January 8-10 with service adjustments on all six lines.

Trains will operate as follows:

  • Green Line trains will operate regular weekend intervals between Branch Avenue and College Park stations. Free shuttle buses will replace train service at the Greenbelt Station only.
  • Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle Reston-East and East Falls Church stations only. Orange and/or Blue line trains provide service at all other stations.
  • Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes.
  • Red Line trains will operate every 12-24 minutes.

According to a news release, Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment — and work effort — since the system’s original construction in the early 1970s.

Red Line Red Line
Trains every 12-24 minutes | 10 p.m. Friday until closing Sunday.

Single tracking between Silver Spring & Glenmont to allow for communication cable and third rail renewal. Trains will operate:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont every 24 minutes
  • Between Shady Grove & Silver Spring every 12 minutes from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. only.

Orange Line Orange Line
Trains every 20 minutes | 10 p.m. Friday until closing Sunday.

Single tracking between McPherson Square & Smithsonian to allow for communications upgrades and third rail renewal.


Silver Line
Trains run between Wiehle-Reston East & East Falls Church only at regular weekend intervals |10 p.m. Friday until closing Sunday.

Silver Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Wiehle-Reston East and East Falls Church only. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange and/or Blue line trains to complete their trip. At East Falls Church Station, transfer between Silver and Orange line trains on the same side of the platform.


   Blue Line
Trains every 20 minutes | 10 p.m. Friday until closing Sunday.

Single tracking between McPherson Square & Smithsonian to allow for communications upgrades and third rail renewal.


Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Mt Vernon Sq | 10 p.m. Friday until closing Sunday.

All trains will operate to/from Mt. Vernon Square rather than Fort Totten. Customers traveling to/from stations north of Mt. Vernon Square should use a Green Line train to complete their trip.


Green Line
Buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station only | 7 a.m. Saturday until closing Sunday.

Throughout the weekend, Green Line service will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations. On Saturday and Sunday, no trains will run between College Park & Greenbelt to allow for construction of a new test track to accept Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars. Free shuttle buses will run between College Park and Greenbelt.

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