Alexandria, VA – METRO ANNOUNCES TRAVEL OPTIONS, CUSTOMER WEBSITE FOR BLUE/YELLOW LINE CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY SUMMER PLATFORM RECONSTRUCTION WORK
In collaboration with regional officials and transportation agencies, Metro today released travel alternatives and a detailed project website – wmata.com/platforms – to help customers begin planning for this summer’s closure of the six Blue and Yellow line stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements.
To expedite construction and minimize customer inconvenience, the six stations-Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia-Springfield-will be closed from Saturday, May 25 to Monday, September 2, 2019, to allow for around-the-clock work. Metro plans an extensive network of free express and local shuttle bus services to help customers get around the region during construction.
The station closures are part of Metro’s three-year Platform Improvement Project that will completely reconstruct the outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail stations, making platforms safer and more accessible for customers with disabilities, while also addressing safety concerns and longstanding structural issues.
Schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information are available at wmata.com. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000