For immediate release: July 19, 2018
Metro reminds customers that Red Line capital improvement project will close two stations for 45 days starting Saturday
Metro is encouraging Red Line customers to prepare for a major capital improvement project that will result in Brookland and Rhode Island Ave stations being closed from Saturday, July 21, 2018, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. On the weekend of July 28-29 the work zone will be extended to Silver Spring Station, closing Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten.
Most Red Line customers can avoid the work zone by using the Green Line between Fort Totten and Gallery Place stations. In addition, Metro will run some Yellow Line trains to/from Greenbelt during rush hours to provide additional capacity.
During the 45-day project, free shuttle buses will replace Red Line train service between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Fort Totten stations, with additional shuttle buses serving Takoma and Silver Spring on the weekend of July 28-29. Free express shuttle buses will also operate between Brookland and Rhode Island Ave and the areas of Metro Center, Gallery Place and Union Station.
Customers should allow additional travel time or consider alternate travel options if traveling to or from the affected stations.
In order to provide faster, more efficient bus service to and from Downtown DC, Metro and the District Department of Transportation have worked together to establish a dedicated bus lane along parts of Rhode Island Ave NE for Metrobus service and shuttle buses traveling through the shutdown zone. Additional G9 MetroExtra service will operate during all hours the rail system is open, seven days a week using the dedicated bus lanes.
More information, including travel alternatives can be found on the upcoming track work page or for assistance customers may call Metro Customer Service at 202-637-7000.