2 Metro Stations Will Close for Weekend Work

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Getting around downtown Washington via Metrorail will be a bit tricky this Presidents Day weekend.

    Metro will close the Federal Triangle and Smithsonian stations Friday night for track work and reopen Tuesday morning. There will be no service between Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza Metro stations.

    Metro will replace four track switches at the Smithsonian station, repair tunnel leaks, and make repairs to escalators and elevators.
    Metro will offer free shuttle buses between the Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza stations.
    Metro riders should plan an extra 40 minutes to their commutes.
    Last Blue Line Trains between Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza on Feb. 18

    The last Blue and Orange Line trains between the Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail stations will operate through the work zone prior to 10 p.m. because personnel need time to remove power from both tracks and to assemble maintenance crews safely in the designated work zones.

    Prior to the weekend closure of the Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metrorail stations on Friday, Feb. 18, the last Blue Line train in the direction of the Largo Town Center Metrorail station will depart Franconia-Springfield at 9:12 p.m., Metro Center at 9:47 p.m., Federal Triangle at 9:48 p.m., Smithsonian at 9:50 p.m., L’Enfant Plaza at 9:52 p.m., Stadium-Armory at 10:01 p.m., and arrive at the Largo Town Center Metrorail station at 10:16 p.m. The last Blue Line train in the direction of the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station will depart Largo Town Center at 9:22 p.m., L’Enfant Plaza at 9:46 p.m., Smithsonian at 9:48 p.m., Federal Triangle at 9:50 p.m., Metro Center at 9:51 p.m., Rosslyn at 9:58 p.m., and arrive at the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station at 10:26 p.m.

    Last Orange Line Trains between Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza on Feb. 18

    Prior to the weekend closure, on Friday, Feb. 18, the last Orange Line train in the direction of the New Carrollton Metrorail station will depart Vienna-Fairfax/GMU at 9:12 p.m., Metro Center at 9:41 p.m., Federal Triangle at 9:42 p.m., Smithsonian at 9:44 p.m., L’Enfant Plaza at 9:46 p.m., Stadium-Armory at 9:55 p.m., and arrive at the New Carrollton Metrorail station at 10:09 p.m. The last Orange Line train in the direction of the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail station will depart New Carrollton at 9:18 p.m., L’Enfant Plaza at 9:41 p.m., Smithsonian at 9:43 p.m., Federal Triangle at 9:45 p.m., Metro Center at 9:46 p.m., Rosslyn at 9:53 p.m., and arrive at the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail station at 10:15 p.m.

    Last Trains to Depart 20 Minutes Earlier Than Usual Presidents Day Weekend

    For all trains to make their final connections for the last shuttle buses at the Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail stations, the last passenger train on each rail line will depart each terminal station 20 minutes earlier than usual. Metro advises late night riders to arrive at their station 20 to 30 minutes earlier than usual to ensure catching the last train of the evening.

    Weekend Red Line Service
    During the Presidents Day Holiday Weekend, Red Line trains will share one track in two locations from 10 p.m., Feb. 18 to closing on Feb. 21. Trains will share one track between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook Metrorail stations as construction workers make repairs to the Rockville Metrorail station platform, and trains will share one track between the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood and New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet U Metrorail stations as the agency makes repairs to the aerial structure near the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metrorail station.
    From Feb. 19 to 21, Red Line trains will depart approximately every 15 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 7 to 8 minutes between the Grosvenor-Strathmore and New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metrorail stations.

    The Trip Planner, located on Metro’s Web site, will not reflect the impact of this work on its schedules. Customers should allow more time for their trips because of this work. For more information on traveling by Metrobus or Metrorail, customers may call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780.