Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St. stations to close during holidays
Blue Line stations closed Dec. 19 through Jan. 3
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Thursday that the Blue Line Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations will be closed for safety improvements from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3.
“Doing this work during the holidays will help minimize the number of riders affected by the closures,” according to a WMATA statement. “Ridership at the two stations remains at historic lows, down about 90%, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and typically drops even further over the holidays.”
The Blue Line will continue to operate between Huntington and Largo and free shuttles will be provided.
The closures will allow Metro and its contractor to work uninterrupted and to reduce the duration of the project.