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COVID-19 Updates for DC & MD

January 14, 2021

Updated as of January 14th, 2020

WMATA Updates

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, January 11th – Friday, January 15th
  • Red Line Trains every 12-20 minutes
  • Blue, Silver, Orange, Yellow & Green Line Trains every 15-20 minutes
  • For more info. see HERE
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend Saturday, January 16th through Monday, January 18th
  • Red Line Trains every 12-20 minutes
  • Blue, Silver, Orange, Yellow & Green Line Trains every 15-20 minutes
  • For more info. see HERE

 

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 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

Metrobus Service Increase since 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 immediately and until further notice, due to construction the following LocalLink Route 62 will be in effect, Please plan ahead for your travels:
    Northbound:
    REGULAR ROUTE TO WISE AT LYNCH, THEN Left on LYNCH, Right on TRAPPE, Left NORTHPOINT, BACK TO REGULAR ROUTE.
    Southbound:
    REGULAR ROUTE TO NORTHPOINT AT TRAPPE, THEN Right on TRAPPE, Left on LYNCH, Right on WISE, BACK TO REGULAR ROUTE
  • 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.

LightRail Updates:

  • 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: 

  • Commuter Bus schedules HERE
  •  Commuter Bus Service will NOT be able to service the downtown Washington DC stops on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Friday, January 15, 2021; Instead, buses will terminate in the AM and originate in the PM at outlying WMATA Metro stations.
  • Please see more info. HERE
  • Due to the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Commuter Bus Service will NOT operate on Monday, January 18, 2021; except Route 201. Route 201 will operate Odd Numbered Trips on the Weekend/Holiday Schedule.
  • For more info. see 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: 

  • 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

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.

 

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