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Blue, Yellow Line Stations Near Reagan National Airport Closed Veterans Day Weekend, Including Monday

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Crystal City stations will remain closed through Monday



    Videos Show Spiraling Traffic Mess Outside Reagan Airport

    Metro closed the station serving Reagan National Airport on Friday ahead of Veterans Day weekend, spurring a traffic and commuting mess that spilled into Arlington and other Metro stations. (Published Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018)

    The Metro station closures that led to chaos for commuters and travelers in Arlington on Friday evening are continuing through Monday, but Metro has added more shuttle buses in an effort to help riders cope with the closures.

    However, if you're traveling into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for the long Veterans Day weekend, you may want to reconsider taking Metro.

    Both the airport and Crystal City stations on the Blue and Yellow lines have been closed since Friday and will remain shut down through Monday. 

    In addition, the Orange, Silver, Blue and Green lines are operating on weekend levels of service Monday. That means off-peak fares and trains every six to 12 minutes.

    Metro is open Monday from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    The Metro station shutdowns caused a commuting nightmare on Friday, with travelers and drivers sharing their frustrations. Rideshares and drivers got stuck in traffic jams out of the airport, and employees told riders to expect a two-hour wait to board shuttle buses.

    Metro has apologized, blaming the mix of traffic and weather on the delays. The transit system has now added more shuttle buses.

    Shuttle buses are replacing trains between Pentagon City and Braddock Road. Extra express shuttles are running between Braddock Road and Crystal City and Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttle buses will be free.

    Trains will mostly run every 12 to 15 minutes Monday.

    Workers are installing new concrete grout pads beneath the rails, which means trains can't move over the tracks, WMATA says.

    You can find more information on the WMATA website.

    Metro says the work was rescheduled from Nov. 2 through Nov. 5 to reduce the impact on commuters.

    Metro released a list of alternate bus and rail routes that may be more convenient for those traveling to Crystal City or Reagan National Airport:

    Note that regional lines will observe alternate schedules for Veterans Day. Check your local bus lines before traveling.

    The following information is courtesy of WMATA:


    Metroway - Braddock Rd - Crystal City - Pentagon City

    10A - Huntington - Braddock Rd - Old Town - Pentagon

    10B - Hunting Point - Braddock Rd - Ballston

    11Y - Mt. Vernon - Old Town - Farragut Sq

    23A - Crystal City - Tysons Corner

    23B - Crystal City - Ballston

    Fairfax Connector

    Route 393, 394, 395 - Springfield - Pentagon (via Saratoga Park & Ride)

    Route 494 - Lorton - Springfield - Tysons

    Route 495 - Burke Centre - Tysons

    Route 599 - Pentagon - Crystal City Express

    Alexandria DASH

    AT2- Lincolnia -Braddock Rd - Old Town Alexandria

    AT3 - Braddock Rd - Pentagon

    AT4 - Braddock Rd - Pentagon

    AT5 - Eisenhower Ave Metro (weekend only) - Braddock Rd - Old Town Alexandria - Van Dorn St.

    Arlington Transit (ART)

    ART 43 - Crystal City - Ballston

    PRTC - OmniRide

    Dale City - Downtown Washington

    Dale City - Pentagon/Rosslyn 

    Dale City - Navy Yard

    Lake Ridge - Downtown Washington

    Lake Ridge - Pentagon/Crystal City

    Woodbridge - Tysons Corner

    Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

    Fredericksburg Line - Commuter rail service between Spotsylvania and Union Station, connecting Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City, King St. (Alexandria) to L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.

    Manassas Line - Commuter rail service between Broad Run/Manassas and Union Station, connecting King St (Alexandria) and Crystal City to L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.

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