Travel Options During Metro Improvements
The Washington, DC Metrorail will conduct system-wide improvements through June 2017 that will cause service delays. This initiative is called SafeTrack. The highest period of impact to Alexandria is February 11 through April 9, 2017. Fortunately, there are many convenient ways to travel the seven miles between Washington and Alexandria. Below is a quick summary of our favorite options.
For more information on the Metro SafeTrack Plan visit the WMATA website and download the MetroAlerts app for the most up-to-date information. Be sure to check the City of Alexandria page for updates and more information visit alexandriava.gov/SafeTrack.
Service Impact Schedule
- February 11 – February 28: Yellow Line operating normally between Alexandria and DC. No Blue Line trains between Rosslyn and Pentagon; Arlington Cemetery station closed. Arlington Cemetery will be served by shuttle buses from Pentagon station.
- March 4 – March 26: Strongly consider alternative transportation. Blue Line operating but only every 24 minutes due to single tracking. Must take Blue Line to connect from Alexandria to DC or Reagan Airport. No Yellow Line trains between King St-Old Town and Reagan Airport.
- March 26 – April 2: Yellow Line operating normally. Blue Line trains only running every 24 minutes due to single tracking.
- April 3 – April 9: Blue Line operating normally. Yellow Line trains only running every 24 minutes due to single tracking.