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Metro Announces Yellow Line Reopening

The rehabilitation of the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations is complete. As of May 7,2023 customers can return to the Yellow Line and enjoy a smoother and faster commute around the region.

Passengers returning to Metrorail can look forward to reliable and convenient connection across the Potomac River between Arlington and Washington, D.C. and will no longer need to rely on the Blue Line only.  This will reduce travel times by as much as 15 minutes and give customers back valuable time on their commutes and leisure travels.

Learn More: Know the Details | Prepare for the Orange Line Shutdown  | Custom Assistance | Resources

Know the Details

Trains will run every eight minutes on weekdays, and 12 minutes after 9:30 p.m. as well as on weekend. The Blue+ service that has been operating between Huntington and New Carrolton has been discontinued.

The free shuttle service has also been discontinued. 

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Plan Ahead for the Orange Line Shutdown

June 4 - July 16, 2023

As part of WMATA's platform rehabilitation and station improvement projects, Metro will begin major construction that will impact service on the Orange Line in Arlington County. 

Metro will be installing a new steel rail, replacing the original 40-year-old steel rail between Ballston-MU and Vienna Stations. This will result in the closure of several stations including:

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

The options below will be available for commuters who are affected by the closures and help them avoid the disruption and keep a reliable and stress-free commute.

Free Shuttle Service

Metro will continue to provide free shuttle service during Metrorail operating hours.

  • Orange Line Shuttle: Local service between Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church, and Ballston - MU Stations: 
    • Service every 5-10 minutes on weekdays during rush hours
    • Local service between McLean, East Falls Church, and Ballston - MU stations. 
    • Service every 10 minutes on weekends
  • Silver Line Shuttle: Local service between McLean, East Falls Churn, and Ballston-MU stations during normal Metrorail Operating hours.
    • Every 5 minutes during rush hours
    • Every 10 minutes all other times.
  • Silver Line Limited: Limited- stop service between Washington Dulles International Airport, McLean, and Rosslyn.
    • Service every 5 minutes during rush hours
    • Service every 10 minutes during non-rush hours

Rail Service

  • Daytime and weekends: Orange Line trains will run every 12 minutes between West Falls Church and New Carrolton.
  • Trains will operate every 6 minutes where the Orange and Silver Lines overlap from Ballston-MU Station to Stadium-Armory Station in DC. 
  • Silver Line trains will run every 8 minutes between Ashburn Station and McLean Station.
  • In the DC area, commuter will continue to enjoy frequent service at stations served by multiple lines.
    • Trains will run every 4 to 5 minutes between Rosslyn and Stadium-Armory Stations. 
    • Trains will run every four minutes between L'Enfant Plaza Station and Mt Vernon Square Station. 


  • Metrobus 1A to Ballston-MU Station
  • Metrobus 2B to Dunn Loring
  • Fairfax Connector 698 Service between Vienna Station and Pentagon Station (rush hour only)

Dunn Loring:

  • Metrobus 1B to Ballston-MU Station
  • Metrobus 2A to East Falls Church Station and Ballston Station
  • Metrobus 2B to Vienna Station
  • Fairfax Connector 401/402 to Tyson

West Falls Church:

  • Metrobus 2A to Dunn Loring or Ballston Stations
  • Metrobus 3Y to Rosslyn, Farragut Square and McPherson Square Stations.
  • Metrobus 3 F to McPherson Square Station
  • Metrobus 2BA to Tysons and East Falls Church Stations
  • ART 55 to Rosslyn Station via Langston Boulevard

Other Bus Options:

  • Fairfax Connector: 697 Service between Stringfellow Road Park & Ride to L'Enfant Plaza Station
  • Fairfax Connector: 699  service between Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax Corner, US Department of State and Foggy Bottom Station.

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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 and Blue Line Construction Project, as well as upcoming projects.

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        Commuter-Benefits-Guide-Dowbload-CTA


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