Metro is reducing service in response to coronavirus
Reduced service hours begin March 16 and will continue until further notice.
In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, the Metro transportation system announced it will be reducing service until further notice, beginning Monday, March 16, in an effort to help protect Metro’s employees and customers.
Metro will be reducing Metrorail trains to every 12 minutes on each line, Monday through Friday, and operate normal hours, opening at 5 a.m. Trains will be running on Saturday every 12 minutes from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday the trains will run every 15 minutes, with service from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Weekday bus service will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule and Sunday service will remain the same.
MetroAccess service paratransit service will operate during the same hours as rail and bus, but Metro emphasizes that, out of concern for the safety of Metro drivers and other passengers, patients must not use Metro Access if they are showing signs of illness. Paratransit customers who are ill should call their health provider and make alternate transportation arrangements that do not involve public transit, Metro said.
Metro is also initiating mandatory telework for its administrative employees and is implementing remote work assignments for select, nonessential employees not needed to operate trains and buses.