All Metro lines are slowed by single-tracking this weekend, but the most significant disruption is on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines. Here’s what you need to know.
Significant work is planned this weekend for Metro, and there are plenty of other complications if you’re trying to get around this Columbus Day weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
Limited Metro track work this weekend may make the rail system the best way around some weekend road closures. Here’s what you need to know.
After initially providing no additional backup options for riders during the Blue Line shutdown and major Orange and Silver Line work that began Aug. 11, Metro is now making some changes.
Power problems on the Blue Line have suspended service between Franconia and Arlington Cemetery stations Tuesday morning, snarling the morning commute on top of ongoing Metro work.
A six-week Red Line shutdown enters its third week this weekend, and separate single-tracking slows riders on the Blue and Yellow lines.
As Metro prepares for two significant 24/7 track work zones beginning in the next few weeks, a review of traffic data from the last round of major single-tracking and shutdowns shows that the work zones lead to significantly slower commutes even for those who never use the Metro system.
A Blue Line shutdown that includes no trains at Arlington Cemetery and single-tracking on the Orange and Silver Lines is the most disruptive Metro track work this weekend.
Track work affects all Metro lines this weekend, with the most significant work near Rosslyn on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.
The Crystal City station is closed and shuttle buses will replace trains on parts of Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines until 2 p.m. as part of an emergency response drill.
Metro leaders are responding to criticism following an announcement that a busy section of the system will be shut down next summer for repairs.
Metro plans to temporarily close all Blue and Yellow line stations south of Reagan National Airport next summer as part of a massive construction project to rebuild 20 outdoor station platforms over the next three years.
Metro service on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines was disrupted for about and hour between McPherson Square and Foggy Bottom stations after a man fell onto the tracks on Sunday.
Metro track repairs at Pentagon City station lead to sudden service disruptions on the Blue and Yellow lines Monday morning.
Metro is applying for a grant that would start the process “to address capacity issues at Rosslyn station,” which could include a new Blue Line station there, as well as a rail line through Georgetown.