Red Line to close for 45 days during the summer months

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Immediately following All-Star Week, July 21st thru Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3rd, Metro will return to Rhode Island Avenue Station to complete necessary structural repair work that begun during SafeTrack.

Rhode Island Avenue Station was closed on an emergency basis in 2016 when concrete fell from the aerial structure. Metro engineers stabilized the structure and advanced as much remediation work as possible during a SafeTrack surge in 2016.

This 45-day project will allow crews to complete structural repairs at Metro’s oldest outdoor station, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station.

  • Rhode Island Ave and Brookland stations closed.
  • No Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations; use Green Line as alternate.
  • Shuttle buses provide service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet stations. Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Shady Grove & NoMa-Gallaudet and between Fort Totten & Glenmont.
  • Rush Hour Promise will remain in effect for most rail customers; however, certain Red Line trips will be excluded due to service adjustments. Additional details and service information will be announced in Spring 2018

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