Metro To Close 6 Stations In Virginia For Summer 2019

The Metro announced Monday it will shut down operation for more than three months during the summer months of 2019 to rebuild platforms.

“Rebuilding platforms is heavy construction activity that requires that tracks be taken out of service to allow for demolishing existing structures, access to the construction area, and concrete pouring,” according to the travel agency.

The following stations will close between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2019: Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield.

Metro has already rebuilt platforms at 10 of the system’s 45 outdoor stations; however, the process used previously resulted in years of single tracking and customer inconvenience.

According to the agency, Metro will partner with the jurisdictions and other transportation agencies to develop traffic mitigations and customer travel alternatives.

Metro also posted on their webite:

“Following the 2019 summer shutdown, Metro will reconstruct the platforms at Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield, Huntington, and Reagan National Airport between September 2019 and May 2020. The location and configuration of these stations allows construction to take place while all rail stations remain open. During this phase, rail service is expected to operate normally except for the Blue Line in September 2019, which will be impacted by the reconstruction of Van Dorn Street Station.”

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