8/11-26: Expect Delays on the Orange, Silver, and Blue Metrorail Lines
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or WMATA, announce that Orange Line service will be reduced for a couple of weeks in August due to track work.
Crews will be rebuilding / repairing the track (rails, fasteners, concrete pads) between Metro Center & Smithsonian, which means single tracking in that area and long headways throughout the system.
Blue, Orange and Silver line customers are advised:
- The capital improvement project will run from Saturday, August 11, through Sunday, August 26. For 10 commuting days, all Orange, Silver, and Blue line customers are encouraged to use alternate transportation because rail service will be significantly reduced. (CUE Bus travels to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station on the Orange Line.)
- Orange and Silver line trains will single track between McPherson Square and Smithsonian, with trains running only every 20 minutes at all times of the day.
- During rush hours, additional Yellow Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt, in addition to Blue Line trains running every 16 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery.
- Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Blue, Orange or Silver lines.
Information: Metro website, 202-637-7000.