WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Metro is reminding Green and Yellow line customers to plan ahead for scheduled track work taking place May 1-9 that will require free shuttle buses to replace trains at four stations over one weekend and the weeklong closure of West Hyattsville.
The work will upgrade the interlocking system at Fort Totten, which allows trains to safely cross from one track to another.
The work is part of preparations for the summer Platform Improvement Project, which will close four Green and Yellow Line stations north of Fort Totten. These summer station closures will increase use of the interlocking, as trains will need to more frequently turn around at Fort Totten to provide service on the rest of the line.
The work will occur during the previously scheduled May 1-2 weekend shutdowns of West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza, College Park-U of Md, and Greenbelt, and during the week of May 3-9, when West Hyattsville will be closed.
The FEMA community vaccination center at Greenbelt will remain open during this time.
Rail, May 1-2
- No Green or Yellow line service north of Fort Totten
- Yellow Line trains will operate in two segments between Franconia-Springfield and Mt Vernon Sq and between Huntington and Braddock Rd only due to construction of Potomac Yard Station
- Green Line trains will operate between Branch Ave and Fort Totten
Shuttle Bus, May 1-2
- Limited-stop service between Greenbelt, College Park U-of Md & Fort Totten
- Limited-stop service between Prince George’s Plaza, West Hyattsville & Fort Totten
- Local service between Greenbelt, College Park U-of Md, Prince George’s Plaza & West Hyattsville
Rail, May 3-9
- No train service between Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza
- Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Reagan National Airport and between Franconia-Springfield and Mt Vernon Sq
- Green Line trains will operate between Branch Ave and Fort Totten and between Prince George’s Plaza and Greenbelt
Shuttle Buses, May 3-9
- Free shuttle bus service will be available between Fort Totten, West Hyattsville, and Prince George’s Plaza