Summer Metro shutdown underway in Northern Virginia

The summer Metro shutdown is underway in Northern Virginia – and that means large sections of the Orange and Silver lines are closed.

All nine Orange and Silver stations west of Ballston-MU are closed, no Silver Lines are running in the Metrorail system.

The Silver Line stations between Ballston-MU and Largo Town Center are being service by the Orange or Blue Line trains.

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The closures are in place to facilitate platform reconstruction work at Vienna, Dunn Loring and East Falls Church.

Those closures will likely be in place until at least early September.

A separate project on the Silver Line to connect Metrorail to new “phase II” stations, which are under construction for access to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County.