Metro trackwork next weekend will close 5 stations on the Red Line.

Friday night and all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday September 3-6 Red Line trains will operate between Shady Grove and Fort Totten only. Free shuttle buses will connect passengers to Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont, which will be closed.

The closure will begin at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, September 3. The stations will reopen on Tuesday morning, September 7 at 5 a.m. On Friday, the last outbound train toward Glenmont will depart Fort Totten at 9:47 p.m.


Service patterns on Labor Day weekend.



There will be 3 shuttle bus service patterns:

  • Green Shuttle: The Green Shuttle will travel from Georgia Avenue/Petworth station on the Green and Yellow Lines to Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont. It will not stop at Takoma station.
  • Red Shuttle: The Red Shuttle will run from Fort Totten station on the Green, Yellow, and Red Lines to Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont.
  • Yellow Shuttle: The Yellow Shuttle will travel from Fort Totten station to Takoma and Silver Spring. It will not serve Forest Glen, Wheaton, or Glenmont stations.


In addition, regular Metrobus service will connect passengers to other stations. Riders should look into routes C4, C8, J2, Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6, and Ride-On routes 10, 34, and 38. These routes will connect passengers to the other side of the Red Line (along Rockville Pike). Some lines also connect to the northern section of the Green Line in Prince George’s County.

Metro says this trackwork project is one of the largest ever conducted by the agency. It includes several components, including the replacement of two switches at Silver Spring as recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board. Other work includes replacement of cross ties, cables, track fasteners, insulators, and fire pipe.

You can always stay on top of scheduled service disruptions using our disruption calendar.

Matt Johnson has lived in the Washington area since 2007. He has a Master’s in Planning from the University of Maryland and a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech. He lives in Capitol Hill. He’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is an employee of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. His views are his own and do not represent those of his employer.