Here Are Your Travel Options During Metro's Summer Shutdown

May 20, 2019
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Six Metro train stations will be closed until September as part of WMATA’s summer shutdown that aims to redo the outdoor platforms at 20 stations.

The Blue and Yellow line stations south of Reagan Airport will be closed from May 25 to Sept. 2, Metro said in a news release. The Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Ave., Huntington Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield stations will all be impacted.

During the closures, Metro is offering a free shuttle service, though it still recommends you add an extra 30 minutes to your commute.

Metro is offering these options for those whose travel plans will be affected by the closures.

Franconia - Pentagon Express

Express shuttle between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon stations

Blue Line Shuttle
Shuttle between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St, King St-Old Town, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations (No stop at Braddock Rd Station)

Huntington - Pentagon Express
Express shuttle between Huntington and Pentagon stations

Yellow Line Shuttle
Shuttle between Huntington, Eisenhower Ave, King St-Old Town, Braddock Rd, and Crystal City stations (No stop at National Airport Station)

Photo Courtesy of Metro

The Platform Improvement Project, which is being completed over a three-year period, aims to make the stations more accessible to customers with disabilities. It also will address safety and structural issues, Metro said in a news release.

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