Expect delays, different train schedules on Metro this holiday weekend

WASHINGTON — There will be no Yellow Line service between Reagan National Airport and downtown D.C. this weekend, and significant single-tracking will also slow the Red Line on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

On Monday, Metro will be open from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., but trains will run on a Saturday schedule due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Parking is free Monday at Metro lots and off-peak fares will be in place all day.

Riders who usually use the Red Line may be better off using the Green Line.

MARC’s Penn Line will run Monday on an “R” schedule, but there is no Camden or Brunswick Line service on the holiday.

There is no Virginia Railway Express service on Monday.

Other transit systems are also on reduced schedules.

Yellow, Green Line work

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there will be no Yellow Line trains from Reagan National Airport north to L’Enfant Plaza, Mt. Vernon Square or Fort Totten.

To and from stations in Virginia, including Reagan National Airport, Blue Line trains are expected to have regular weekend service.

To and from stations in the District, the Green Line is scheduled to run every 15 minutes with single-tracking between Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza.

Yellow Line trains will run every 12 to 15 minutes only between Huntington and Reagan National as crews work on the tracks north of the airport and inspect the bridge over the Potomac River.

Red Line work

On the Red Line, trains are scheduled only every 24 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Additional trains are scheduled between Farragut North and Glenmont between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. that are expected to reduce waits to 12 minutes on that portion of the line.

The work is part of continuing Red Line disruptions for tunnel sealant work.

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