WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- WMATA says there is no scheduled rebuilding work on the rails on Friday, July 4. Metrorail will be open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m., and then WMATA says they will "gradually ramp up to near rush-hour service levels" before and after the big fireworks show on the National Mall. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities.

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Metrobus will operate on a Saturday schedule.

For July 5 - 6, WMATA says all Metrorail lines will operate on a regular weekend schedule except for the Red Line.

  • Between Shady Grove and Glenmont trains will run every 15 minutes.
  • Between Grosvenor and Silver Spring trains will run every 10 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. only.

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This "rebuilding work" is part of Metro's $5.5-billion investment into installing new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, and communication systems.

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