Metro: Around-the-clock track work resumes in February

WASHINGTON — Metro announced on Thursday that its 24/7 work zones will resume Feb. 11, after taking a January hiatus. Metro also has added to and extended the round-the-clock track work.

Metro had suspended work impacting rush-hour service during January, due to the inauguration and potentially bad winter weather.

The next round of work, from Feb. 11 to Feb. 28, will begin with a complete shutdown of the Blue Line route between Rosslyn and Pentagon.

Blue Line shuttle trains will only run between the Franconia-Springfield and Reagan National Airport stations. Yellow Line trains are scheduled to run all day between the Franconia-Springfield, downtown D.C. and Greenbelt stations.

The Arlington Cemetery station will be closed, with shuttle buses from Pentagon.

The work is not scheduled to impact the Orange or Silver lines, and Metro is not planning to add any Orange or Silver Line trains through Rosslyn.

From March 4 to April 9, the work will shift south back to the stretch of the Blue and Yellow lines, between the Braddock Road and Huntington and Van Dorn Street stations.

That work zone will include several shifting parts.

From March 4 through March 26, Metro trains will share a single track from the Braddock Road to Huntington and Van Dorn Street stations. Blue Line trains will be scheduled every 24 minutes. Metro has urged Blue Line riders to avoid the system during this phase. There will be no rush hour Yellow Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt. The parts of the Yellow Line that are operating will only run in two segments.

Trains will be scheduled every 12 minutes between Huntington and King Street, with trains between Reagan National Airport and Mt. Vernon Square scheduled every six to 12 minutes.

Riders will only be able to connect between King Street and Reagan National Airport with a Blue Line train that is scheduled once every 24 minutes.

From March 26 through April 2, the single tracking will only impact Blue Line riders or Yellow Line rush-plus riders.

Blue Line trains are scheduled to run every 24 minutes; there will be no Yellow Line rush-plus service to or from Franconia-Springfield.

There will not be additional Yellow Line service at Huntington, but trains there will run normally.

Metro plans to urge riders at the Van Dorn Street or Franconia-Springfield stations to use the Huntington, Eisenhower Avenue or King Street stations, instead.

From April 3 through April 9, the work will impact the Yellow Line between Huntington and King Street. That week, Yellow Line trains will run only every 24 minutes. Yellow Line riders are urged to consider other options. Blue Line service and Yellow Line rush-plus service is scheduled normally.

Future work zones will run until at least June.

While Metro did not announce exact dates, trains on the Green Line are expected to single-track between Greenbelt and College Park during part of April and May. Trains on the Orange Line are expected to single-track all the way from Minnesota Avenue to New Carrollton in part of May and June. Trains on the Red Line are expected to single-track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook in June.

Metro said it would announce the dates of the Green Line surge in early March, the dates of the major Orange Line work in early April, and the dates of the Red Line work in early May.

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