Metro is planning to conduct reconstruction work that will prompt the closure of nearly a dozen stations in the next two years.
Deteriorating outdoor platforms at Arlington Cemetery, Addison Road, and four Green Line stations north of Fort Totten will be rebuilt next year.
As part of its Platform Improvement Project, the transit agency has completed full platform replacements at 10 stations so far. It includes six stations on the Blue and Yellow lines and four on the Orange Line.
Reagan National Airport Station is also going through a construction activity, which marks the project’s halfway point, according to a statement by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
The project aims to “keep the system safe and reliable for the next generation of riders,” WMATA says.
The updated version of Metro’s construction schedule is as follows:
- Mid-February – May 2021: Arlington Cemetery and Addison Road stations will be closed for approximately three months for full platform replacement and station renovation. Silver Line trains will pass through the Addison Road construction site without stopping using a single track. Yellow Line trains will provide all trans-Potomac service for stations Pentagon and south.
- Summer 2021: West Hyattsville, Prince George’s Plaza, College Park, and Greenbelt closed for platform replacement and station renovation.
- Summer 2022: Cheverly, Landover, and New Carrollton closed for platform replacement and station renovation. Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood will also be closed.
Metro will spend up to $13 billion for its capital projects over the next seven years.