2022-2023 Metrorail Impacts
From September 2022 through spring of 2023, Metro will suspend Yellow Line service between the Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza stations for its Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehabilitation project.
The City of Alexandria is working with Metro to mitigate disruption and help residents and visitors make travel plans during these periods. Read below for more information on the project, and available travel alternatives during the service period.
Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehabilitation Project
On September 10, 2022 Metro began its planned rehabilitation of the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge that connect the line's Virginia and DC stations. This project involves an 8-month continuous shutdown of the Yellow Line, between the Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza stations. Although Yellow Line service between the two stations will be suspended, the stations themselves will remain open. Metro estimates that the project will be completed in the spring of 2023. To learn more, read Metro's March announcement of the Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge project.
Rail, Shuttle, and Bus Service Changes (Nov. 6 - Spring 2023)
- All stations will reopen, and service will resume south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station
- All Yellow Line stations will be served by the Blue or Green lines
- Blue Line trains will operate every 12 minutes between Largo Town Center and Franconia-Springfield stations and every 12 minutes between Huntington and New Carrollton stations (every 15 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
- Normal Orange and Silver Line service
- Green Line trains will operate every eight minutes (every 10 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
Note: If 7000-series trains remain out of service, trains will operate less frequently
Other options available include:
- 16Y Metrobus Columbia Pike-Farragut Square Line (between Barcroft and McPherson Square with frequency enhancements)
- Virginia Railway Express: Service is available at Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town (VRE Station Alexandria), Crystal City, and L’Enfant Plaza stations.
See below for additional travel alternatives; for trip planning assistance, visit Metro's Trip Planner.
News and Resources
- On June 15, WMATA released their Travel Alternatives Mitigation Plan
- View the City's May 2022 presentation to City Council about both the Potomac Yard and Yellow Line projects
- Visit the City's Potomac Yard Metrorail construction page
- Read Metro's March 2021 press release announcing efforts to fast-track Yellow Line repairs
- Read Metro's March 2022 press release announcing the details of the Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge project
- Read Metro's response to the City of Alexandria's inquiry about service disruptions during Metro's Potomac Yard and Yellow Line work
- Read the City's final report following the 2019 Platform Improvement Project, a Metro project with similar service impacts