Washington Metro Completes Yellow Line Rehabilitation

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has announced that the Yellow Line will reopen on 7 May following the completion of rehabilitation work on the tunnel and bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations.

This eight-month project has focussed on safety-critical repairs, including mitigating water intrusion and replacing ageing bridge bearings and expansion joints.

The fire suppression system on the 3,000-foot bridge has also been upgraded and miles of critical communications cables have been replaced.

Washington Yellow Line
Construction crews have worked around the clock since September to mitigate water intrusion in the decades-old, steel-lined tunnel

Upon its reopening, the Yellow Line will provide a reliable and convenient connection across the Potomac River between Virginia and Washington DC.

Initially, trains will run every 8 minutes on weekdays and every 12 minutes on weekends between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square.

Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke said:

“I want to thank our customers for their patience while we completed this critical work to ensure safe, reliable service for decades to come. I'm also very proud and thankful to the dedicated women and men who worked to deliver this complex project on schedule and on budget.”

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