WASHINGTON — Six Blue and Yellow line Metro stations south of Reagan National Airport reopened Monday morning after being closed for summer repairs.
The following stations reopened at 5 a.m.:
- Braddock Road
- King Street-Old Town
- Eisenhower Avenue
- Van Dorn Street
According to Metro, the platforms were completely rebuilt and several customer improvements were made -- slip-resistant tiles on the platforms and in the mezzanine areas, stainless-steel platform shelters with charging outlets/ports, additional Passenger Information Display (PIDS) screens, energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the station and improved speakers for clearer public announcements and emergency notifications.
Metro will no longer run shuttle buses from those stations, but some shuttles will remain on standby in the event of a disruption.
Also, regular parking fees will resume Monday.
“We are incredibly thankful to our customers, residents and nearby businesses for their understanding this summer as we reconstructed six station platforms – at the same time – in the largest and most complex capital project since Metro’s original construction,'" said General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld. "When the project is complete this fall, customers will benefit not only from safer infrastructure, but a more modern and convenient station experience.”
According to Metro, the heavy construction is done, but customers should be aware that work will continue for several more weeks. It is not expected to impact train service. For a full list of the remaining work at those Metro stations, click here.