Metro's Columbus weekend disruption
Deterioration along the platform at Rockville Station. (WMATA)
The Blue and Orange lines will each be split in two sections from 10 p.m., Friday through the midnight closing on Monday, Columbus Day. During that time, Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Foggy Bottom, and also between Largo Town Center and Federal Triangle. Orange Line trains will operate between Vienna and Foggy Bottom, and also between New Carrollton and Federal Triangle. Service on Tuesday should be normal.
During the disruption, Metro will operate free shuttle buses to bridge the gap between the lines. Metro estimates Orange and Blue Line riders should add an extra 40 minutes to their normal travel times. That may be optimistic during peak periods on Columbus Day. Many people would be better off avoiding the bus bridge. Walking might be faster.
See more details about the Metrorail shutdown on our Commuter page.
Transit riders also will encounter this work, scheduled for the weekend.
Red Line: This weekend Metro will continue the much-needed repairs to the platform at Rockville. Trains in both directions will be sharing a track around the work zone. So riders between Shady Grove and Twinbrook should add at least a half hour to their travel time from 8 p.m. Friday through the rail system's midnight closing on Monday.
Yellow Line: Transit workers also will be doing some landscaping repairs at Huntington Station. Riders between the Huntington and Braddock Road stations should add at least half an hour to their travel time from 10 p.m. Friday through closing time Monday.