Metro Service Changes This Weekend

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    Metro riders in the district should be aware that the entrance at Union Station at Massachusetts Avenue in Northeast will close on Sunday and the following Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. and will not reopen until 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Metro riders in Virginia should also be aware of service changes during the next two weekends.

    During the March 11-13 and March 18-20 weekends there will be no service between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations.

    Service will be suspended:

    • Friday March 11 at 10 p.m. through closing Sunday March 13
    • Friday March 18 at 10 p.m. through closing Sunday March 20

    During this time the Orange Line will be split in two:

    • Running from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to West Falls Church-VT/UVA
    • Running from New Carrollton to East Falls Church

    Metro said it will operate free shuttle buses between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA stations.

    These service changes are a result of construction on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

    More information from WMATA:

    Orange Line Weekend Service

    From 10 p.m., Friday, March 11 to closing on Sunday, March 13, and from 10 p.m., Friday, March 18 to closing on Sunday, March 20, the Orange Line will be split in two sections, the first operating between the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations, and the second between the East Falls Church and New Carrollton Metrorail stations.

    During these two weekends, Orange Line trains will operate approximately every 20 minutes between the Vienna-Fairfax-GMU and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations and between the New Carrollton and East Falls Church Metrorail stations.

    Friday Night Last Through Orange Line Trains between East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA

    Prior to the weekend closure on Friday, March 11, and March 18, the last Orange Line train in the direction of the New Carrollton Metrorail station will depart Vienna-Fairfax/GMU at 9:41 p.m., West Falls Church-VT/UVA at 9:48 p.m., East Falls Church at 9:51 p.m., Rosslyn at 10:03 p.m., Metro Center and 10:10 p.m., L’Enfant Plaza at 10:15 p.m., Stadium-Armory at 10:24 p.m., and arrive at the New Carrollton Metrorail station at 10:38 p.m. The last Orange Line train in the direction of the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail station will depart New Carrollton at 9:06 p.m., Stadium-Armory at 9:20 p.m., L’Enfant Plaza at 9:29 p.m., Metro Center at 9:34 p.m., Rosslyn at 9:41 p.m., East Falls Church at 9:52 p.m., West Falls Church-VT/UVA at 9:55 p.m., and arrive at the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail station at 10:03 p.m.

    Last Inbound Orange Line trains departing Vienna/Fairfax-GMU 20 Minutes Early

    On March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, the last Orange Line train departing the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station for the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station will leave approximately 20 minutes earlier than usual. This will allow for customers to connect to the free shuttle buses and to the last trains departing the East Falls Church Metrorail station to the New Carrollton Metrorail station.

    On March 11, 12, 18, and 19, the last Orange Line train will depart Vienna/Fairfax-GMU at 2:05 a.m., and arrive at the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station at 2:12 a.m. The last inbound train will depart the East Falls Church Metrorail station at 2:35 a.m.

    On March 13 and 20, the last Orange Line train will depart Vienna/Fairfax-GMU at 11:05 p.m., and arrive at the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail station at 11:12 p.m. The last inbound train will depart the East Falls Church Metrorail station at 11:35 p.m.

    March 11-13 and 18-20 Weekend Shuttle Bus Service

    From 10 p.m., Friday, March 11, to closing on Sunday, March 13, and again from 10 p.m., Friday, March 18 to closing on Sunday, March 20, Metro will operate free shuttle bus service between the East Falls Church (bus bays C &D) and West Falls Church-VT/UVA (bus loop outside the Kiss & Ride south entrance of station) Metrorail stations. The weekend’s free shuttle buses will operate to meet each train.

    March 11-13 and March 18-20 Weekend Red Line Service

    From 10 p.m., Friday, March 11 to closing on Sunday, March 13, and again from March 18 to March 20, Red Line, trains will share one track between the Forest Glen and Glenmont Metrorail stations as personnel replace rail switches outside the Wheaton Metrorail station. This work is to comply with a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation. Red Line trains will also share one track between the Twinbrook and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations as personnel make repairs to the White Flint Metrorail station platform.

    On March 12, 13, 19 and 20, Red Line trains will depart approximately every 26 minutes from the Shady Grove and Glenmont Metrorail stations. From 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., more frequent service will be offered on the Red Line and will operate approximately every 13 minutes between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring Metrorail stations.

    March 11-13 Blue and Orange Line Service

    From 10 p.m., Friday, March 11 to closing on Sunday, March 13, Blue and Orange Line trains will share one track between the Federal Center SW and Eastern Market Metrorail stations as personnel install communication cables to ultimately improve cell phone coverage.

    On March 12 and 13, all Blue and Orange Line trains will operate approximately every 20 minutes.

    March 18-20 Blue and Yellow Line Service

    From 10 p.m., Friday, March 18 to closing on Sunday, March 20, Blue Line trains will share one track between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metrorail stations as personnel make repairs to the floating slabs underneath the rails in that area to make it for a smoother ride.

    From 10 p.m., Friday, March 18 to closing on Sunday, March 20, Yellow Line trains will share one track between the Pentagon City and L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail stations as personnel install communication cables to ultimately improve cell phone coverage and weld new rail in that area.

    On March 19 and 20, all Blue and Yellow Line trains will operate approximately every 20 minutes. Additionally, during the weekend, all Yellow Line trains will operate between the Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metrorail station.

    The Trip Planner on Metro’s Web site will not reflect the impact of this work on its schedules. For more information on traveling by Metrobus or Metrorail, customers may call (202) 637-7000 or TTY (202) 638-3780, or visit www.metroopensdoors.com.