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Metro Shutdown 2020

Platform Improvement Project

From May 23 to August 16, 2020, all Orange and Silver Line stations west of Ballston-MU Station will close as part of WMATA’s Platform Improvement Program. Passengers returning to Metrorail can look forward to a variety of improvements such as LED arrival displays, slip-proof tiles, brighter lights and walkways, and more. Learn more about WMATA's Platform Improvement Project here.

Use of public transportation and other modes should be for essential travel only. For more transportation updates related to COVID-19, please read here

Affected stations

All Orange and Silver Line stations west of Ballston-MU Station will be closed.

  • East Falls Church
  • West Falls Church
  • Dunn Loring
  • Vienna

Learn More: Know the Details | Commute Options | Custom Assistance | Resources

Know the Details

Learn about the disruptions and how to get around them on your commute into Arlington County. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, limit trips outside to essential employees or essential travel. More transportation updates related to the coronavirus are here


Join or form a vanpool and use your commuter benefits to offset the cost of parking and leasing a van, and avoid paying tolls.

Bike trails

The Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail runs from Purcelville, VA, through East Falls Church to Shirlington, and connects with the Custis and Mount Vernon shared-use trails. 

BikeArlington also provides customized bike routes for you to navigate these Metro station closures. For information about biking in Arlington County, visit BikeArlingtonTo learn about biking options in the DC region, visit WABA.org

Capital Bikeshare is offering free 30-day memberships for essential workers to help them get to work. Learn more about the program. 

More information by urban village

Watch our recorded webinars for transportation options specific to Arlington urban villages that are impacted by phase two of the Platform Improvement Project.

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Options to reach stations in arlington

Explore more options for essential travel commutes. This project will take place between May 23, 2020 through August 16, 2020, ahead of schedule.

Free shuttles will run every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends.

Shuttles will NOT stop at stations closed during Metro’s response to COVID-19. These stations include East Falls Church, Greensboro, and McLean.


  • Vienna-Dunn Loring-West Falls Church-Ballston MU


  • Vienna – Ballston MU (no intermediate stops)


  • Wiehle-Reston East-Spring Hill-Tysons Corner-Ballston MU

There are several commuter bus options that pick up passengers at Park & Rides and connect to Metro stations or go directly into Arlington County or Washington, DC. 

Free parking at Vienna and Dunn Loring Metro stations, starting May 23 through September 7.
  • Closed, no daily parking available
  • Kiss & Ride will be open for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • Limited parking, spaces reduced by 50%. Expect garage to fill by 7:00 a.m.


  • No parking impacts, free parking available.


  • Parking spaces reduced by 10%, free parking available.


  • No parking impacts.

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Custom Assistance for You

Whether Metrorail closes for improvements or your company is moving offices, keep your business running smoothly in the event of large-scale disruptions with customized services by Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP).

Telework guide

Maintain business continuity with ATP’s complimentary assistance. Create and implement a telework plan for your company. We can also train your employees on how to maximize productivity outside of the office.

Vanpool formation

Help your team move through traffic without the hassle, and take advantage of HOV increases in Alexandria. Employees can use their commuter benefits towards the cost of leasing, parking, and maintaining a van, while saving on tolls. ATP helps create vanpools and matches your employees to existing vans.

Request a presentation

We can provide in-person presentations at your offices to highlight commute options directly for your employees. Check out our recorded webinars on location-specific options and fill out the interest form.


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