Major Metrorail Track Work on Blue, Orange and Silver Metrorail Lines from August 11-26 | News Release | DASH

Major Metrorail Trackwork on Blue, Orange and Silver Metrorail Lines from August 11-26
For 16 consecutive days (including 10 commuting days) when ridership is lighter in August, Metro will conduct around the clock construction on a segment of the Orange, Blue and Silver lines resulting in limited capacity, crowding and delays. During this period, Blue Line trains will only run between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery.  Additional Yellow Line trains will provide service during rush hours between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.  Customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown D.C. should use the Yellow Line instead.  See map below and WMATA project website for details.

All Orange, Blue and Silver line customers are encouraged to use alternate transportation and to only use Metro if you have no other option.

The project is needed to address the tightest curve in the Metrorail system between McPherson Square and Smithsonian stations. Working around-the-clock, crews will rebuild the track infrastructure, including installation of new rail, new fasteners, and repairs to the concrete pads that support the rails. Crews will work on each track for approximately one week at a time so that single-track service can be maintained.

On the weekends of August 11-12 and 25-26, Farragut West, McPherson Square, and the lower level platform at Metro Center (Orange, Silver & Blue lines) will be closed.

Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Orange, Blue or Silver lines during this project.

For additional schedule information go to

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION If you have questions or need assistance planning your trip, please call Metro Customer Service (202) 637-7000.

Blue, Orange, Silver lines Capital Improvement Project Brochure



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