WASHINGTON — Starting Saturday, Sept. 11, riders will experience no Metrorail service at the Shady Grove and Rockville stations until Saturday, Dec. 4. The closure is the result of the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project, which will "Replace the aging platform canopy and provide additional customer improvements at Rockville Station," WMATA states on their website. Free, frequent shuttles will be available to commuters throughout the months-long closure.
Commuters should take note of the following shuttle information:
Local shuttle bus service with stops at Shady Grove, Rockville, and Twinbrook stations operate every 10 minutes during regular Metrorail operating hours.
Express shuttle bus service between Shady Grove and Twinbrook will go from 4:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. weekdays every 10 minutes or less and every 5 minutes during AM/PM peak periods. (Does not stop at Rockville)
Free parking will also be available at Rockville and Shady Grove and commuters can alternatively park at Twinbrook or White Flint stations. However, the west side Kiss & Ride lots are closed at Shady Grove and Rockville stations. WMATA suggests commuters use the east side Kiss & Ride lots for pick-up/drop-off.
Commuters should plan for extra travel time to accommodate the shuttle buses schedule.