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Metro to Shut Down 6 Stations on Blue and Yellow Lines for Summer 2019

May 7, 2018

By Erin Thibeau

Metro announced a three-year plan to reconstruct 20 outdoor station platforms on Monday.

The first phase of the $300-400 million project is the so-called "2019 Summer Shutdown," which affects all Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport. 

Six stations will be closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day next year: Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield. Blue and Yellow line service will operate at regular intervals between the airport and Largo Town Center (Blue Line) and Fort Totten/Mt Vernon Square (Yellow Line).

"Rebuilding platforms is heavy construction activity that requires that tracks be taken out of service to allow for demolishing existing structures, access to the construction area, and concrete pouring," Metro says. 

Between September 2019 and May 2020, Metro will rebuilt the platforms at Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield, Huntington, and Reagan National Airport. Metro says the location and configuration of these stations allows construction to take place while the stations remain open.

This is the first major construction project to benefit from the dedicated capital funding approved by the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia legislatures.

Metro plans to reconstruct the rest of the 13 outdoor station platforms, but not until 2020 or 2021. These stations are West Hyattsville, College Park, Greenbelt, Rhode Island Avenue, Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church, Cheverly, Landover, New Carrollton, Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery.

Read the full announcement from Metro here.

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