Metro, which operates 325 bus routes in normal times, will be down to just 26 bus routes this weekend as the transit system continues to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Richmond Highway Express (REX) is one of the few routes that will be running this weekend. It is one of just five routes running in Virginia.
In a press release, WMATA said the bus routes still operating are considered “lifelines” for riders that need them for essential trips.
“Essential travel includes medical providers and hospital staff, first responders, critical government functions, individuals involved in helping the community respond to COVID-19, grocery and pharmacy trips, among others,” WMATA said.
The bus routes still running will be following a Sunday schedule. Riders are asked to continue using the rear door to board the bus.
Ridership on Metrobus was down 72 percent last Sunday, according to preliminary statitistics on the WMATA website.
Metrorail will continue to run every 30 minutes this weekend. Earlier this week Metro closed 17 stations in the system due to low ridership and the need to conserve cleaning supplies, WMATA said. The Huntington Metro and Franconia-Springfield Metro stations remain open.
The bus lines that will be operating this weekend:
54 – 14th Street Line
S4 – 16th Street Line
70 – Georgia Avenue – 7th Street Line
83 – College Park Line
90 – U Street – Garfield Line
C4 – Greenbelt – Twinbrook Line
X2 – Benning Road – H Street Line
16C – Columbia Pike Line
28A – Leesburg Pike Line
29K – Alexandria – Fairfax Line
29N – Alexandria – Fairfax Line
30N – Friendship Heights – Southeast Line
30S – Friendship Heights – Southeast Line
A6 – Anacostia – Congress Heights Line
B2 – Bladensburg Road – Anacostia Line
D12 – Oxon Hill-Suitland Line
F4 – New Carrollton-Silver Spring Line
H4 – Crosstown Line
J2 – Bethesda – Silver Spring Line
K6 – New Hampshire Avenue – Maryland Line
P12 – Eastover – Addison Road Line
REX – Richmond Highway Express
V4 – Capitol Heights-Minnesota Avenue Line
W4 – Deanwood – Alabama Avenue Line
Y2 – Georgia Avenue – Maryland Line
Z8 – Fairland
Complete information from WMATA on this weekend’s service can be found here.