Taking the Metro to get around this weekend? Here’s what to expect.
Blue and Yellow Line riders get a reprieve this weekend. Red, Green and Orange Line riders, read up and plan ahead!
And be advised, on Veterans Day on Monday, Metro will run trains on a Saturday schedule.
According to a Metro news release:
Red Line trains will single track between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as tunnel leak repairs. Throughout the weekend, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, additional trains will operate between Friendship Heights and Glenmont, resulting in service an average of every 10 minutes between those stations. Customers traveling through the work zone should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.
Buses will replace Orange Line trains between East Falls Church and Clarendon as Metro replaces track switches outside Ballston Station. In addition, trains will single track between Vienna and East Falls Church to allow for testing associated with the Silver Line extension project.
As a result, two stations — Ballston and Virginia Square — will be closed. Free shuttle bus service will operate between East Falls Church and Clarendon, making intermediate station stops.
Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will operate in two segments:
- Between Clarendon and New Carrollton at regular weekend service intervals
- Between Vienna and East Falls Church every 24 minutes
Customers traveling through the work zone via shuttle bus service should allow about 30 minutes of additional travel time. Customers traveling to/from stations west of East Falls Church should allow up to 45 minutes of additional travel time (30 minutes for shuttle bus service plus up to 15 minutes due to single tracking).
Green Line trains will single track between Greenbelt and College Park to allow for construction associated with a new track to test 7000-series railcars. Every other train will originate/terminate at College Park, rather than Greenbelt. Green Line trains will operate normally, at regular weekend intervals, between College Park and Branch Avenue. Customers traveling to or from Greenbelt Station only should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.