Metro announced that the six Blue and Yellow line stations south of Reagan National Airport—Braddock Rd, King St-Old Town, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn St and Franconia-Springfield—will reopen as scheduled Monday, September 9, with completely rebuilt platforms and several customer improvements. With the resumption of rail service, Metro will no longer run shuttle buses from the stations; however, some shuttles will remain on standby in the event of a disruption. In addition, regular parking fees will resume Monday.
While heavy construction activity has been completed, customers should be aware that work will continue for several more weeks without impacting train service:
- At Franconia-Springfield and Huntington stations, customers will board all trains from one side of the platform. In addition, non-slip tile installation is ongoing throughout the mezzanine areas in these two stations.
- At Huntington Station’s north entrance, fare vending machines will not be available for approximately three weeks. The City of Alexandria’s mobile commuter store will be located in the mezzanine weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. At other times, customers can load their cards online or access machines on the south side of the station.
- At Huntington Station, the walkway between the Huntington North garage and Huntington 3 (middle) garage will remain closed.
- At Braddock Rd Station, the availability of bike racks will be limited due to ongoing construction staging.
- Some passenger information displays may not be operational in the first days of service. Customers should listen for announcements from Metro employees or visit wmata.com for next train information, service status and trip planning.
Supplemental bus trips on 8S,Z; 10A; 11Y; 21A; and enhanced weekend Metroway service ended as scheduled on Friday, September 6. However, enhanced rush hour bus service on the 11Y will continue to operate until Wednesday, September 11.
Kiss & Ride lots being used as construction staging areas will remain closed and bus stops will remain in temporary locations into the fall at Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington North, King Street and Van Dorn St stations.
To view the full WMATA press release and station vicinity map visit: