With Metro’s L’Enfant Plaza station closed after heavy smoke in a tunnel forced the evacuation of hundreds of riders and shut down service for a large portion of the Green and Yellow lines Monday afternoon, Metro officials announced several service adjustments for Tuesday morning’s commute.
Here’s what you can expect:
All Yellow Line service will be replaced with additional Blue Line trains operating between Huntington and Largo Town Center, via Rosslyn. Trains on this route will depart every 12 minutes. Use Green Line trains for service between Greenbelt and downtown D.C.
Blue Line trains between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street will operate every 12 minutes. Trains will run every six minutes at all other Blue Line stations.
Orange Line trains will run every 8 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton.
Silver Line trains will run every 12 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center, with many trains expanded to 8-cars long to provide additional capacity.
Metro said there is normal service on the Green Line. Trains will run every six minutes between Greenbelt and Branch Avenue.
Red Line service is unaffected and will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
Metro said limited shuttle buses are available between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza. Shuttle buses are running every 20 minutes and boarding from the lower level of Pentagon’s bus bays and at L’Enfant from 7th Street SW and Maryland Avenue.
Regular Metrobus and Circulator bus service may provide a good alternate travel option for some riders. To check, use the Trip Planner at wmata.com and select the “bus only” option.
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