Major Metrorail Blue & Yellow Line Construction; Make a Plan Now

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Metro Blue Line train at a station


UPDATED Sept. 30: Metro Extends Closure South of Reagan National Airport Until Nov. 5

A section of the Metrorail Blue and Yellow Lines in Virginia will be under construction Sept. 10- Nov. 5 in order to connect the new Potomac Yard station to the system. Additionally, there will be an 8-month shutdown of the Yellow Line between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza for tunnel and bridge rehabilitation work.


Metrorail Service Impacts

  • North of Reagan National Airport Metrorail Station: no Yellow Line service north of the Reagan National Airport: use Blue or Green Lines.
  • South of Reagan National Airport Metrorail Station: no rail service south of Reagan National Airport from Sept. 10 - Nov. 5. 

Free Metrobus shuttles will be provided, connecting to all affected stations. During construction, Metro is removing the usual $4.95 parking fees, providing free parking at the following Metrorail garages: Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield and Huntington.

Metro map of affected rail service area



Fairfax Connector Service Impacts

All Fairfax Connector routes remain the same.

  • However, instead of transferring from a Connector bus to Metrorail, Connector passengers who arrive at one of the closed stations will instead board a free shuttle bus.
  • Also, where passengers get on/off might change slightly at these four Metrorail stations: Huntington, Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield, and Crystal City.

Utilize Fairfax Connector Routes 393/394 & 395/396 (Weekday Rush Hour Service Only) as supplemental service.

  • The Saratoga and Backlick Park and Rides have excess capacity with plenty of free parking for people to park and ride Fairfax Connector Routes 394 and 396 and for those who wish to carpool. 


Alternate Travel Options

Fare-Free Rail Service

Ridesharing and More

For other travel options such as ridesharing visit Fairfax County Commuter Services to learn about services and programs.

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