WASHINGTON -- After a few weekends of Metrorail track work relief for the cherry blossom season, system riders will soon again experience the delays and reduced service that comes with aggressive maintenance schedule.
On Monday, Metro outlined what's in store for riders heading into the fall months.
The resumed rehabilitation work kicks off April 16:
- Buses will replace trains on portions of the Red Line over eight weekends this summer, including four consecutive weekends from late July to mid-August. The Red Line is Metro’s oldest, and is the first to undergo major reconstruction.
- Over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3, Metro will perform its annual inspection of the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River, along with other track work in the area. As a result, buses will replace Yellow Line trains between Pentagon and Archives, and between Waterfront and Archives on the Green Line.
- During the weekend of September 7-9, the Red Line will be shut down between Dupont Circle and New York Avenue (NoMa-Gallaudet). Metro Center will remain open for Orange and Blue line service, and Gallery Place will remain open for Green and Yellow line service.
- Buses will replace trains on the eastern leg of the Blue Line, from Stadium-Armory to Largo, during the weekend of October 5-8. On the Orange Line, buses will shuttle customers between Stadium-Armory and Minnesota Avenue stations.
To stay informed on Metrorail's progress, take a look at the major track work calendar.