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

Buses replace trains between Pentagon City and Braddock Road stations on the Metro's Blue and Yellow lines

If you're traveling out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on the long Veterans Day weekend, you may want to reconsider taking Metro.

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Crystal City stations along the Blue and Yellow lines will be closed from Friday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12.

Shuttle buses are scheduled to replace trains between Pentagon City and Braddock Road.

Extra express shuttles will run 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 through Monday, except Saturday and Sunday. On those weekend days, Blue Line trains go between Pentagon City and Eastern Market every 24 minutes and Yellow Line trains go between Pentagon City and Mt Vernon Square every 24 minutes.

Workers are set to install 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.


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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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