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Yellow and Blue Line Shutdown 2022

Major Construction Project 2022

Phase One  of the Metro Shutdown is complete. Starting November 6, 2022 the second phase of the project starts. All stations will re-open and service south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station will resume. However, the rehabilitation of the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations continues, until May 2023. The Yellow Line stations north of DCA will be served by the Green and Blue Lines.

Passengers returning to Metrorail can look forward to top-of-the-line signal integration at Potomac Yard station, upgraded miles of communication cables used by multiple jurisdictions, and improved structural integrity of the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge.

Affected Stations

  • Braddock Road
  • King St-Old Town
  • Eisenhower Ave (YL)
  • Huntington (YL)
  • Van Dorn St (BL)
  • Franconia-Springfield (BL)

Learn More: Know the Details | Phase Two Travel Options | Custom Assistance | Resources

Know the Details

Six Yellow and Blue Line stations will experience disruptions until May 2023 and work will be split into two phases.

Phase Two is now in effect. All stations south of Ronald Reagan National Airport Station are open and served by the Blue or Green Lines. They Yellow Line will remain suspended through May 2023 as the Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge rehabilitation work continues.


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Phase Two travel options

November 6, 2022 - May, 2023

Free Shuttle Service

Metro will continue to provide three limited stop shuttles crossing the Potomac River during weekday rush hours only.

  • VA-DC Shuttle 1, Crystal City - L'Enfant Plaza: Service between Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Smithsonian, and L'Enfant Planza Stations every 12 minutes. Shuttles will not stop at Pentagon Station.
  • VA-DC Shuttle 2, Pentagon-Archives: Service between Pentagon, Smithsonnian, and Archives Stations every 12 minutes. 
  • VA-DC Shuttle 3, Mt.Vernon-Potomac Park (11Y Route): Service between Mt.Vernon, Alexandria, and Potomac Park every 20 minutes. Peak direction service only.

Rail Service

The Yellow Line Stations will be serviced 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 Carrolton Stations (every 15 minutes after 9:30 p.m.).
  • Green Line trains will operate every eight minutes (every 10 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
  • Reagan National Airport DCA Station: Riders on Red, Orange, Silver, and Green Lines from Maryland and DC should transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center
  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE): Service is available at Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town (VRE Station Alexandria), Crystal City, and L'Enfant Plaza Stations. VRE is offering reduced fares through the end of the Yellow Line Project in May 2023.

Note: These times are predicted if the 7000-series trains continue coming back in service


In addition to free shuttle service, other travel options are available:

  • 16 Y Columbia Oike - Farragut Square Line (between Barcroft and McPherson Square with frequency enhancements)
  • Metroway

Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Rail Service (See Map Above for More Information)
  • Customer on the Red, Orange, and Silver Lines from Maryland or Washington, D.C should transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center. 
  • Green Line customers should transfer to the Blue Line at L'Enfant Plaza.
Reagan National Airport (DCA) Rail
  • Shuttles will be operated using a combination of standard Metrobuses and coach buses.
  • Accessible shuttles will be available at all affected stations.
  • MetroAccess paratransit is available for customers who are unable to use the accessible shuttles. For MetroAccess eligibility, an expedited process is available at the Transit Accessibility Center.
  • Fare vending machines are not accessible at closed stations. Review how to reload your SmarTrip card here.

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Custom Assistance for You

As WMATA continues to improves their services for our community, Arlington Transportation Partners can provide customized digital resources to avoid disruptions during the Yellow Blue Line Construction Project.

Understanding the commute

Discover the types of innovative transportation programs and benefits employers can implement to improve employees' commuting and workplace experience. Download the toolkit to learn more. 

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.

Flexible workplace guide

Determine which flexible workplace policies can work for your employees and learn the differences of flextime, compressed, and seasonal schedules. Download the guide today. 

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.

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Additional Resources

Download our flexible workplace guide         New Call-to-action        download the understanding the commute toolkit        Quick Glance: Pentagon City - Download Now


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