Have a Happy Independence Day!

July 3, 2018

    WMATA Metro Service Changes

    Metro is the fastest, most convenient way to get to July 4 holiday festivities on the National Mall or any of the other great events around the National Capital Region. Here is an overview of rail and bus service on the holiday, as well as some important travel tips for riders


    • Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. Note: Last train time vary by station.
    • Trains will run every 12 minutes on each line until about 6 p.m. gradually ramping up to near rush-hour service levels thereafter.
    • There is no scheduled track work
    • Yellow Line Yellow Line: Beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. trains will operate between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only.
      • Users traveling to/from stations north of Mt. Vernon Square should use a Green Line train to complete their trip.
    • Due to large crowds, bicycles and large coolers are not permitted.


    • Saturday schedule. Expect detours around the National Mall.


    • Regular service hours. Subscription trips are canceled. Please ensure all July 4 reservations are booked before 4:30 p.m. on July 3.


    The closest station to the Mall is Smithsonian, however, this is not your best choice. While many users choose to use Smithsonian, this station can become overcrowded during larger Mall events.

    Here is a list of suggested stations:


    • Arlington Cemetery & the National Mall side of Smithsonian station will become “entry only” after 9 p.m. to accommodate returning crowds.
    • The Independence Avenue entrance of Smithsonian station will be available for both entry and exit throughout the entire day.


    • Routes 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 34, 36, 52, 70, 74, 79 and P6 operate along the perimeter of the Mall at various locations.


    • Due to large crowds, bicycles and large coolers are not permitted.

    How can Moovit help you?

    • Traveling in a wheelchair or with a stroller? Use Moovit’s accessible trip planner!
    • For the latest information check @wmata or @metrorailinfo for up-to-the-minute station information
    • Always check service alerts found in the Alerts tab, to make sure you have the latest information
    • Make sure to check for changes to schedules before getting on-board

    Learn more about checking Alerts in Moovit in Moovit’s Help Center or on Moovit’s Blog.

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