Plan ahead: major Metro delays Aug. 11-26

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Beginning Aug. 11, 2018, through Aug. 26, 2018, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will conduct around the clock construction on a segment of the Metrorail Orange, Blue and Silver lines resulting in limited capacity, and possible crowding and delays.

Weekdays

  • Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center every 20 minutes at all times.
  • Orange Line trains will operate between Vienna and New Carrollton every 20 minutes at all times.
  • Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery every 16 minutes during rush hour periods; every 12 minutes midday and evenings; every 20 minutes after 10 p.m.
  • During rush hour, additional Yellow Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt every 16 minutes for added capacity into D.C ., and to accommodate Blue Line customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown D.C.
  • No rail or bus service between Rosslyn and Arlington Cemetery. Use the Yellow Line and transfer to/from the Orange or Silver lines at L’Enfant Plaza.

Know Your Travel Options and Plan Now

To avoid gridlock, Fairfax County commuters are urged to consider the use of alternative travel options such as express bus connections, carpooling, slugging and biking. Employers are also strongly encouraged to allow telework and flexible schedules, whenever possible.

There are spaces currently available at Park-and-Rides across Fairfax County (with access to HOV and HOT lanes) for catching an express bus, a VRE train, a carpool/vanpool, or to form a slug line. If you currently park and ride from Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church or Wiehle-Reston East stations, consider using alternate connections below, or Yellow/Blue Line facilities:

Most Park-and-Ride facilities also offer bike lockers and rooms, and all Fairfax Connector buses feature bike racks for easy transfer from trails to transit.

Stay Informed and Get Trip Planning Assistance

 For day-to-day information and assistance with your Fairfax County commute:

  • Sign-up for text/email “Commuter Alerts” at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts.
  • Call Fairfax County Commuter Services (FCCS) at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, or visit www.commuterconnections.org, for assistance with ridesharing services and planning.
  • Call Fairfax Connector’s Telephone Information Center (TIC) at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, for information on bus connections.
  • Visit a Connector Transit Store:
Franconia-Springfield Metro Station
6880 Frontier Drive, Springfield, VA 22150
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Stringfellow Park and Ride
4920 Stringfellow Road, Centreville, VA
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m., 3 – 7 p.m.
Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride
12530 Sunrise Valley Drive, Herndon, VA 20171
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m., 3 – 7 p.m.
Tysons West*Park Transit Station
8300 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Reston Town Center Transit Station
12051 Bluemont Way, Reston, VA 20190
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station
11389 Reston Station Boulevard, Reston, VA 20190
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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