COVID-19 Service Modifications
March 28, 2020

Important Announcement

STAY HOME. STOP THE SPREAD. BUSES ARE FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY.

As part of a wider effort to protect the health and safety of the Alexandria community and DASH employees, DASH implemented an Enhanced Sunday Operating Plan on weekdays and Saturdays, beginning March 30. No changes are anticipated to Sunday service; however, King Street Trolley service will discontinue until further notice. 
 

Beginning Thursday, March 26, the Eisenhower and Van Dorn Metrorail stations will be closed. DASH buses will continue serving these stations, however trains will not stop at the platforms and the stations will not be open. A list of alternative routes are available. 
 

Beginning Friday, March 20, DASH will eliminate fares on all buses until further notice and switch to rear-door boarding as we work to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Passengers can board through the front doors if a ramp is needed to accommodate individuals with disabilities or strollers.

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Beginning Thursday, March 26, Eisenhower Avenue and Van Dorn metrorail stations will be closed. DASH buses will still pick up and drop off passengers at these metro stations, but the stations will not be open and trains will not stop at the platforms. Visit this page for a list of alternative routes. 

 

AT1 Plus

Sunday Schedule (every 30 minutes), extra trips in the early morning and evening, service available from approx. 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  

AT2

Sunday schedule, extra trips running every 30 minutes from approx. 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

 

AT2X

Route will not operate until further notice.  Passengers can use AT-1, AT-2, or AT-9 to access the Mark Center  

AT3

Every 60 minutes during peak periods only, from Braddock Road Metro to the Pentagon Metro.  Route will not operate on weekends. 

AT-3 passengers in Old Town can use the AT3/4, AT-7 or Metrobus 10A/10B.

 

AT3/4 Loop

Sunday Schedule

 

AT4

 

Every 60 minutes during peak periods only, from Braddock Road Metro to the Pentagon Metro.  Route will not operate on weekends. 

AT-4 passengers in Old Town can use the AT-2, AT-3/4, AT-5, AT-8 or Metrobus 10A/10B.

 

AT5

Sunday schedule from Braddock Road Metro to Van Dorn Metro, extra trips to run every 30 minutes from approx. 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Timed connection available to AT7 at Van Dorn Metro for service continuing to Eisenhower Ave points  

AT6

Route will not operate until further notice.  Passengers can use AT-5 or AT-9 as alternate routes.  

AT7

Route will operate between Van Dorn Metrorail Station and Lee Center via Eisenhower Metro and King Street Metro every 30 minutes from approx. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. No service on Sunday; see AT5 for Sunday service to Eisenhower Ave points  

AT8

Sunday Schedule (every 30 minutes), extra trips in the early morning and evening, service will be available from approx. 5:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.  

AT9

Sunday schedule, extra trips to run from approx. 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  

AT10

Sunday schedule, extra trips to run from approx. 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

King St Trolley

Route will not operate until further notice.  All DASH service is currently free; passengers can take AT-2, AT-7 or AT-8 to reach Old Town points.  

 

The Enhanced Saturday Operating Plan is subject to change without advance notice based on staffing levels and recommendations from public health officials.

Alerts and updates will continue to be issued on www.dashbus.com. We encourage you to follow us on social media, subscribe for our e-mail updates (www.dashbus.com/dash-news) and check www.dashbus.com/covid19 for general Coronavirus updates.

Note: Real-time bus arrival information is currently unavailable. Bus tracking platforms will display scheduled arrival times based on the enhanced Saturday schedules listed above.

 

DASH continues to encourage all passengers and employees to utilize everyday methods to prevent the spread of germs recommended by the CDC and Alexandria’s Health Department. 

These include:

  • Effectively washing hands
  • Covering coughing or sneezing 
  • Avoiding contact with sick individuals 

During this time of increased public health awareness, we ask passengers to avoid using public transit if they believe they are ill.