Another sets of closures are happening on the metro line from DCA. The bad news for most tourists is that the section going into DC from the airport is closing down for a week. While the trains themselves are shut down, shuttle busses are running to replace those segments.
Arlington is set to lose one of its Metro stops on the Blue and Yellow lines for seven days as part of another “SafeTrack surge,” which is set to start tomorrow.
“Surge 4” track repair work is slated to begin Tuesday and will keep the station closed through the following Monday.
Until the Crystal City station’s scheduled reopening on Tuesday, July 19, Metro will have free shuttle bus service to connect the stop with the Reagan National and Pentagon City stations.
Arlington and airport officials are encouraging travelers to avoid driving near the three stations and use buses and other modes of transportation to get around.
As a warning, the Metro’s handling of shuttle buses tends to be chaotic and adds much more time to the commute than they list as estimates.
As I said before, these repairs are a hassle, but as a resident, they are welcome. Our system is broken and dangerous. And there’s even a website dedicated to whether or not the metro is currently on fire (and it’s more often than you’d think).