Metrorail Station Platform Improvement Project

Platform Improvement Project

The Metro system’s outdoor station platforms have been exposed to weather conditions for over four decades and twenty have been identified in need of total platform reconstruction; the time has come to address the issue. Consequently, Metro will be focusing its first group of platform replacements to six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport.

From May 25 through September 8, 2019, the following Metro stations will be shut down: Braddock Rd, King St-Old Town, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn St, and Franconia-Springfield to allow for 24/7 work.

Consider free commuting options such as carpool, vanpool, telework, free shuttle bus, rail, and on-demand ridesharing services through Commuter Connections. Carpool drivers picking up other commuters going to and from work can use the Commuter Connections CarpoolNow mobile app and will receive a $10 incentive payment per trip, up to $600 a year. Visit to download the app. CarpoolNow works like other popular ride-hailing services, except the driver earns money commuting to and from work and the passenger’s ride is free!

Free express and local shuttle bus service will be provided during station closures, however, riders should plan on adding an extra 30 minutes of travel time to their commutes and consider other alternatives such as carpools, VRE commuter train, bicycling and telework.

  • 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)

Metrobus options for customers include routes 8Z, 10A, 10E, 11Y, 21A, and Metroway.

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