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What's Up With the Metro: May 4-6

A look at what you need to know about Metro this weekend.

Metro continues its efforts to "improve safety and reliability" this weekend with plenty of track work to go around. And since both the Capitals and the Nats having home games this weekend, Metro created specific tips for getting to those venues.

Tips for getting to Verizon Center this weekend

  • The closest station is Gallery Place, served by Metro’s Red, Green and Yellow lines.
  • Customers traveling from from Virginia should consider taking the Yellow Line for a direct trip Gallery Place. Yellow Line service will operate on normal weekend intervals between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square.
  • Riders on the eastern end of the Red Line or northern end of the Green Line, can consider driving and parking at Fort Totten to connect with either the Red or Green lines.
  • Customers from points south and east should consider Green Line stations south of downtown.  Green Line service will operate normally between Branch Avenue and Fort Totten throughout the weekend.
  • Blue and Orange line customers should consider walking from Metro Center to avoid transferring. Metro Center is about six blocks away from the arena.
  • Many Metrobus routes stop nearby, including the 70, 74, X2, 80, P6, 42, D3 and D4.
  • The DC Circulator also is an option.

Tips for getting to Nationals Park this weekend

  • The closest station is Navy Yard on Metro’s Green Line, but Capitol South on the Orange and Blue lines is a short walk (about 8 blocks or 0.8 miles) to the north of the ballpark. Blue and Orange line customers should consider walking from Capitol South to avoid transferring.
  • Riders on the eastern end of the Red Line or northern end of the Green Line, may consider driving and parking at Fort Totten to connect with the Green Line.
  • Those who drive and park also may consider parking at stations on the southern end of the Green Line. Anacostia station, for example, is one stop from Navy Yard, is conveniently located off of DC-295 and provides secure garage parking. Green Line service will operate normally between Branch Avenue and Fort Totten throughout the weekend.
  • Metrobus routes that stop within walking distance include the 74, P1, P2, V8 and V9.
  • The DC Circulator also is an option, especially for customers traveling from Union Station.

Taking the Metro to get around this weekend? Here’s what to expect.

Green Line   [view advisory]
Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten to allow for NTSB-recommended switch replacement. The following 4 stations will be closed:

  • Greenbelt
  • College Park
  • Prince George's Plaza
  • West Hyattsville

Green Line trains will operate normally between Fort Totten and Branch Avenue. Customers using shuttle bus service should add up to 50 minutes to their travel time.

Yellow Line   [view advisory]
Due to Green Line track work, Yellow Line trains will operate between Mt. Vernon Square and Huntington only.

Red Line   [view advisory]
Trains will single track through two work areas:

  • Between Forest Glen and Takoma to allow for platform reconstruction at Takoma and Fort Totten stations, as well as fiber optic cable installation.
  • Between Van Ness and Dupont Circle to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as joint elimination for a smoother ride.

Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, additional trains will operate between Farragut North and New York Avenue only, providing service every 12 minutes in the downtown core.

Orange Line   [view advisory]
Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for track maintenance, insulator renewal, station dome repairs, platform tile replacement and aerial structure repairs, and between East Falls Church and West Falls Church to allow for testing associated with future Silver Line service. Throughout the weekend, Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Note: Blue Line trains will operate two minutes before or after each Orange Line train.

Blue Line   [view advisory]
Trains will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory to allow for track maintenance, insulator renewal, station dome repairs, platform tile replacement and aerial structure repairs. Throughout the weekend, Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Customers should allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Note: Orange Line trains will operate two minutes before or after each Blue Line train.

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