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COVID-19 Updates for DC & MD

April 8, 2021

    Updated as of April 8th, 2021

    • WMATA 

      Metrorail Updates:

      • Metrorail operates from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays
      • Weeknight service adjustments for Monday, April 5th through Friday, April 9th
      • Red Line Trains every 6-15 minutes
      • NO BLUE LINE SERVICE – Arlington Cemetery Closed
      • Orange & Green Line Transit every 12-20 minutes
      • Silver Line Trains every 12-20 minutes. Addison Rd closed
      • Yellow Line Trains every 12-20 minutes operating in two segments: Huntington – Greenbelt and Franconia-Springfield – Mt Vernon Sq/National Airport
      • For more info. see HERE
      • Weekend service adjustments for Saturday, April 10th & Sunday, April 11th
      • Red Line Trains every 12-15 minutes
      • Yellow Line Trains every 15-20 minutes operating in two segments: Huntington – Greenbelt and Franconia-Springfield – Mt Vernon Sq.
      • Orange, Green & Silver Line Trains every 15-20 minutes
      • For more info. on weekend updates see HERE

      Blue Line

      • Through Sun, May 23rd, Arlington Cemetery station is closed due to the platform improvement project.
      • Through Monday’s closing, buses replace trains between Braddock Rd & Nat’l Airport due to scheduled maintenance. Shuttle bus service provided.
      • Through Monday’s closing, Franconia & Van Dorn St closed due to scheduled maintenance. Buses provided to/from Eisenhower Avenue.
      • Through Sun, May 23rd, Addison Rd is closed & trains are bypassing due to a platform improvement project. Shuttles provided to/from Capitol Hgts.
      • Through Sun, May 23rd, no Blu Line svc. Use Yel Line for svc between DC & VA. Use Sil Line for svc between DC & PG County. Info: wmata.com/platforms

      Silver Line

      • Through Sun, May 23rd, Addison Rd is closed & trains are bypassing due to a platform improvement project. Shuttles provided to/from Capitol Hgts.

      Metrobus:

      Alerts:

      • From Sunday, March 14, 2021, changes will be implemented on 59 Metrobus routes serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. New running times will be implemented to reflect current traffic conditions and improve on-time performance.
      • For more info. see HERE

      R4

      • Temporary Detour: Construction on Dean Dr at Highview Ter, April 8
      • More info. HERE

      X8

      • Temporary Bus Stop Relocation: 645 Maryland Ave NE, March 29 through April 12
      • More info. HERE

      Updates:

      • Metrobus operates from 4:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. on a Modified Sunday Schedule.
      • Weekend schedules run from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Mon-Fri: Buses arrive on a Sunday schedule unless otherwise noted. Sat-Sun: Buses arrive every 30 minutes unless otherwise noted.
      • Metrobus has increased its service from August 16 on many routes and the following week on August 23 will substantially increase service – For more info. see HERE

      For important reminders and alerts see the agency twitter page here

      MTA/MDOT Updates

      For important reminders and alerts see the agency twitter page here

      Local Bus Updates & Alerts: 

      • Regular weekday/weekend schedule for City and Local Routes
      • Local Bus schedules can be found through the link HERE
      • Effective April 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train, and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings.

      LightRail Updates:

      • Regular weekday/weekend schedule is in effect
      • Light rail schedules can be found HERE
      • Effective April 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train, and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings.

      Metro Subway Updates:

      • Regular weekday/weekend schedule is in effect.
      • Metro Subway schedules can be found HERE
      • Effective April 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train, and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings.

      Commuter Bus Updates: 

      • Commuter Bus Possible Delays Downtown Baltimore-Orioles Opening Day through April 8th

      • More info. HERE
      • For more info. on Commuter Bus Schedules returning to regular scheduling please see the agency website HERE
      • Effective April 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train, and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings.

      MARC Train Updates: 

      • Regular weekday/weekend schedule is in effect
      • Train schedules are available here – Penn LineCamden LineBrunswick Line
      • Effective April 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train, and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings.

      For important reminders and alerts see the agency website here

      Additional MD Agency Updates

      • For further info. on Montgomery County Ride-On, Howard County RTA (of Central Maryland) and Annapolis Transit see the links found HERE 

    Amtrak Updates

    • While some services were reduced or suspended, Amtrak has and will continue to operate as an essential service as our nation recovers. In addition to the Acela and Northeast Regional, trains will be restored to service by monitoring demand, working with state partners, and continuing to prioritize customer and employee safety. Visit the Service Updates page for the latest information.
    • To protect customers and employees, all customers in stations and on trains and thruway buses are required to wear a facial covering. Facial coverings can be removed when customers are eating in designated areas, in their private rooms, or seated alone or with a travel companion in their own pair of seats. Small children who are not able to maintain a facial covering are exempt from this requirement. Passengers must supply their own facial covering.

    Virginia Railway Express Updates

    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VRE will operate at a reduced service level until further notice.
    • For more info. see HERE

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