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What to know for Metro service on Labor Day

Expect slower than usual bus and rail operations for a Monday

An awned entrance to a subway, with escalators heading underground. There is a potted tree in the foreground.
The south entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro station
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If you need to get around the D.C. area on Labor Day and are considering taking Metro, be advised that both the rail and bus systems will operate on a Sunday schedule, with longer wait-times. That means Metrorail will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and off-peak fares will be in effect. For most of the day, Red Line trains will run every 8 minutes while trains on all the other five lines will run every 15 minutes. After 9:30 p.m., those intervals become every 15 and 20 minutes, respectively. Bus schedules vary, so you can check route standards here.

In addition to these service changes, the six Virginia stations on the Blue and Yellow lines south of Reagan National Airport will remain closed for platform reconstruction work that has been underway since May. The stations, which are currently slated to reopen September 8, are being equipped with new tiles, platform shelters, LED lighting, USB charing ports, and speaker systems for public announcements. The stops include Braddock Road, King Street–Old Town, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia–Springfield.

MetroAccess, the transit agency’s service for people with disabilities, will run reservation-only rides, not usual subscription trips. Customers can make reservations online (the text- only reservation service is here) or by calling 301-562-5360. Metro’s offices will be closed.