Huntington among Metro stations closed this weekend

Map of closed stations
(WMATA image)

The Huntington Metro station is one of six stations on the Yellow and Blue lines that will be closed this weekend.

According to WMATA, the closing is part of the preparation for this summer’s major reconstruction projects at some of the stations.

“Engineers will conduct core drilling around the stations to assess conditions, and power to the stations will be cut to allow testing on cables and electrical systems,” WMATA said in a press release. “In addition, crews will conduct hazard assessment and mitigation, install temporary safety equipment, and perform inspections of the platform structures.”

Additional track and maintenance work will also be performed during the weekend closure, WMATA said.

The other stations closings this weekend include:

  • Eisenhower Avenue
  • King Street
  • Franconia-Springfield
  • Van Dorn Street
  • Braddock Road

There will be shuttle bus service between Huntington and the Reagan National Airport station, as well as between Franconia-Springfield and Reagan National Airport.

Yellow Line trains will be running every 20 minutes between the airport and Mount Vernon Square, while Blue Line trains will be operating every 20 minutes between the airport and Largo Town Center.

The Green Line can be used to reach Yellow Line stops beyond Mount Vernon Square.

All six of the stations closed this weekend will be shutdown between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer as part of a major capital project to rebuild the platforms at King Street, Braddock Road and Eisenhower Avenue stations. Huntington, Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield and Reagan National Airport will have their platforms rebuilt between September 2019 and and May 2020, but the stations will remain open during the work.