ARLINGTON, Va. -- Buses are replacing the Yellow and Blue lines between Braddock Rd. and Pentagon City stations Friday until Monday, Metro said.

The two Metro stations, National Airport and Crystal City are closed for a capital improvement project. Metro said the work was supposed to start on November 2, however was pushed back for this weekend.

Switches outside of Reagan National Airport will be upgraded and new concrete grout pads beneath the rails along the aerial structure at the station will be installed.

Due to the work, trains will not be running and both Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations will be closed. Metro will have free shuttle buses in place running between Braddock Rd. and Pentagon City.

For more information about these closures visit the Metro website or see below.

On Friday & Monday:

  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Largo Town Center every 12-16 minutes.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 12-16 minutes.
  • Buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd, National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City. Additional Express shuttle buses will operate between Braddock Road and Pentagon City from 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. and between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon from 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Blue/Yellow customers may experience crowding due to less frequent service. Please allow additional travel time.
  • Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines on Friday, November 9, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines.

On Saturday & Sunday:

  • Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Franconia-Springfield & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Eastern Market every 24 minutes all day.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments: between Huntington & Braddock Road every 12-15 minutes during daytime hours and between Pentagon City & Mt Vernon Square every 24 minutes all day.
  • Buses will replace trains between Braddock Rd, National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City. Additional express shuttle buses will operate between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Travel Alternatives

  • Free shuttle bus service will operate between Braddock Rd, Reagan National Airport, Crystal City and Pentagon City.
  • Express shuttle bus service will operate between Braddock Rd and Pentagon City from system opening until 8 p.m.
  • Express shuttle bus service will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon from system opening until 8 p.m. Friday and Monday only.
  • Consider Metrobus or other local bus providers. See bus alternatives below.
  • Some customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown DC on Friday, November 9, may wish to consider VRE train service between Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City or King Street to L'Enfant Plaza or Union Station.

Bus options

Metrobus

To find the Metrobus option best for you go to Metro's trip planner and enter the bus only option from your originating station or transfer station to your destination or see the service nearby.

Metroway - Braddock Rd - Crystal City - Pentagon City

10A - Huntington - Braddock Rd - Old Town - Pentagon

10B - Hunting Point - Braddock Rd - Ballston

11Y - Mt. Vernon - Old Town - Farragut Sq

23A - Crystal City - Tysons Corner

23B - Crystal City - Ballston

Fairfax Connector

Route 393, 394, 395 - Springfield - Pentagon (via Saratoga Park & Ride)

Route 494 - Lorton - Springfield - Tysons

Route 495 - Burke Centre - Tysons

Route 599 - Pentagon - Crystal City Express

Please note - Fairfax Connector Schedule for Veterans Day Observance - Monday, November 12, 2018

Alexandria DASH

AT2- Lincolnia -Braddock Rd - Old Town Alexandria ( Eastbound Schedule | Westbound Schedule)

AT3 - Braddock Rd - Pentagon ( Northbound Schedule | Southbound Schedule)

AT4 - Braddock Rd - Pentagon ( Northbound Schedule | Southbound Schedule)

AT5 - Eisenhower Ave Metro (weekend only) - Braddock Rd - Old Town Alexandria - Van Dorn St. ( Eastbound Schedule | Westbound Schedule)

Arlington Transit (ART)

ART 43 - Crystal City - Ballston

Please note - Arlington Transit Holiday Schedule for Veterans Day Observance

PRTC - OmniRide

Dale City - Downtown Washington ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

Dale City - Pentagon/Rosslyn ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

Dale City - Navy Yard ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

Lake Ridge - Downtown Washington ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

Lake Ridge - Pentagon/Crystal City ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

Woodbridge - Tysons Corner ( AM Schedule | PM Schedule)

Please note - OmniRide Service for Veterans Day, November 12

Rail

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Fredericksburg Line - Commuter rail service between Spotsylvania and Union Station, connecting Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City, King St. (Alexandria) to L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.

Manassas Line - Commuter rail service between Broad Run/Manassas and Union Station, connecting King St (Alexandria) and Crystal City to L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Downtown DC.

*Please note VRE service does not operate on weekends or federal holidays.