Metro reopened Vienna and Dunn Loring stations, the last two stations that remained closed for summer reconstruction, on Tuesday, following summer construction and COVID-19 closures.
The summer work aimed at rebuilding and modernizing aging platforms at four Orange Line stations in Virginia.
September 8 marks the first time all 91 Metro stations have been open since March, when closures first started due the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
East Falls Church and West Falls Church reopened last month.
Vienna and Dunn Loring stations to reopen Tuesday, marking completion of summer closures for platform reconstruction. With this summer's work, Metro's Platform Improvement Project will have completed half of the 20 stations planned. https://t.co/swMY7DgQsK #wmata pic.twitter.com/FxQU9cKceG
— Metro (@wmata) September 4, 2020
“Customers can look forward to safer, more convenient stations, whether they are traveling now or looking forward to getting back to their routines as the region recovers from the pandemic,” General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld was quoted as saying in the statement.
“Construction crews worked quickly and efficiently to complete this massive infrastructure project on time this summer, and we appreciate their hard work as well as the patience of our customers and the Northern Virginia businesses and communities that rely on Metro.”