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COVID-19 Updates for DC & MD

October 21, 2020

Updated as of October 21th, 2020

WMATA Updates

Metrorail Updates:

  • Metrorail operates from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays

Rail Stations

The following stations have reopened. (Three stations on the Orange and Silver lines will reopen with shuttle bus service due to the ongoing platform reconstruction work at East Falls Church.)

  • Federal Center SW
  • Federal Triangle
  • Mt Vernon Sq
  • Judiciary Sq
  • Archives
  • Smithsonian
  • Greensboro*
  • Eisenhower Ave
  • Virginia Sq
  • East Falls Church*
  • McLean*
  • Van Dorn St
  • Clarendon
  • Cleveland Park
  • Grosvenor-Strathmore
  • Cheverly
  • College Park
  • Morgan Blvd

*Shuttle buses provided. No rail service due to platform reconstruction work.

Metrorail Modified Weeknight Service October 24-25

  • Red Line Trains run every 12 minutes
  • Blue, Orange, Silver Trains run every 15 minutes
  • Yellow, Green Line service run every 22 minutes
  • Blue, Orange, Silver Trains on Friday, October 16 after 7 PM run every 34 minutes
  • For more info. on Metrorail  Schedules see the agency link HERE

Metrorail Modified Weekend Service October 19-23

In addition, selected entrances will reopen at Anacostia, Farragut North, Dupont Circle, Metro Center, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, U Street, Gallery Place-Chinatown, Friendship Heights, and L’Enfant Plaza.

  • For more info. on the reopening of stations mentioned above, see the link found HERE
  •  Red Line Trains running every 5 minutes during peak hours; every 12 minutes during off-peak hours & weekends
  • Orange LineSilver Line, Blue Line, Yellow Line, Green Line Trains every 8 minutes during peak hours; every 15 minutes during off-peak hours & weekends
  • Silver & Orange Line train service is operating between Wiehle-Reston East & Largo Town Center, bypassing East Falls Church
  • Dunn Loring and Vienna Stations will re-open Tuesday, September 8
  • Yellow Line trains – Huntington station’s South entrance is closed due to escalator replacement. The North entrance remains open. Shuttles provided.
  • Orange Line trains – Vienna and Dunn Loring stations have re-opened following major summer construction.
  • For your safety, customers should wear cloth face coverings on Metro

Metrobus 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 will be increasing its service August 16 on many routes and the following week on August 23 will substantially increase service – For more info. see HERE

Metrobus Service Increase August 23rd

  • Many routes running at increased service levels and other routes have returned to service!
  • For more info. on these changes in service see the link found HERE

For important reminders and alerts see the agency twitter page here

MTA/MDOT Updates

Phase 2 Service Increase is in effect

Local Bus Updates: 

  • Effective July 12, Regular weekday/weekend schedule for City and Local Routes
  • Local 38 and 92 remain suspended
  • Express Bus Service remains suspended
  • 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.
  • Local 26 & 73 affected until Sep. 21: Temporary Diversions due to Weekend Closure of MD-295 between I-695 and Bush Street to Safely Build Concrete Beams for New Annapolis Road Bridge – more info. HERE

LightRail Updates:

  • Beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 4:00 am until the end of service on Friday, October 2, 2020, and due to required track maintenance, Light RailLink will restrict travel between North Linthicum and BWI Airport stations
  • Effective July 12, 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:

  • Effective July 12, Regular weekday/weekend schedule is in effect.
  • At the request of Johns Hopkins Hospital, the entrance to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center from Johns Hopkins station is closed until further notice
  • 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: 

  • Currently, the following routes will operate on an “S” schedule: 201, 203, 204, 210, 215, 220, 230, 240, 250, 260, 305, 310, 315, 320, 325, 335, 345, 410, 411, 420, 505, 515, 610, 620, 630, 640, 650, 705, 715, 725, 735, 810, 820, 830, 840, 850. Please check your route’s schedule for specific trips that will operate.
  • Service reductions will be implemented on the following routes. Only specified trips listed below will operate:
    • Route 201 will only operate the odd-numbered trips, during both the Weekday and Weekend/Holiday schedule.
    • Route 201 Weekday – 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33
    • Route 201 Weekend – 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29
  • Commuter Bus schedules HERE
  • Starting on Monday, July 13, 2020, the following Commuter Bus routes will begin operating regular full service – 220, 230, 240, 250, 260, 310, 320, 411, 420, 505, 515, 610, 620, 650, 705, 715, 820, 830, and 840.
  • Starting on Monday, July 27, 2020, the remaining Commuter Bus routes will begin operating regular full service – 201, 203, 204, 210, 215, 305, 315, 325, 335, 345, 410, 630, 640, 725, 735, 810, and 850.
  • 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: 

  • Effective July 13, Regular weekday/weekend schedule is in effect.
  • Passengers are reminded that April’s monthly passes will be honored for travel in June. You do not need to exchange or replace your ticket – conductors will be instructed to honor April passes for the entire month of June. For passengers with a Transit Link Card, the April ticket will be honored in June for travel only on MARC Train, not Washington Metrorail.
  • 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

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.

 

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