Metro Closings to Impact Capitol Hill Area on Memorial Day Weekend

As many of you start thinking about your plans for the long Memorial Day weekend next week, please keep in mind that several Orange and Blue line Metro stops in and around Capitol Hill will be closed next weekend for maintenance work.

Metro stops closing in Capitol Hill include Capitol South, Eastern Market, and Potomac Avenue.

The following information is courtesy of WMATA:

During the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, there will be no Orange Line service between the Federal Center SW and Minnesota Avenue Metrorail stations and no Blue Line service between the Federal Center SW and Benning Road Metrorail stations from 10 p.m., Friday, May 27 to closing on Monday, May 30, as the transit agency replaces four rail switches at the Eastern Market Metrorail station, which is a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation.

Metro will operate free shuttle bus service to ALL STATIONS between the Federal Center SW and Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metrorail stations during that weekend. Metro encourages customers to use alternate travel options if possible in this area during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. While bus shuttles will be available to get around the closures, traffic congestion is expected to be challenging as the Stars, Stripes and Spokes motorcycle event at RFK Stadium that weekend is expected to attract a crowd of 100,000. All weekend work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday nights and conclude at closing (midnight) on Sunday.

Need to get around the Hill next weekend? Consider taking the DC Circulator to get around. We now have extended Circulator hours in Capitol Hill for the Union Station-Navy Yard route. This includes Saturday service from 7:00am until 9:00pm. Because the Nationals have baseball games all Memorial Day weekend, that means there will be Circulator service until midnight on Friday, May 27 and Sunday service from 7:00am until 9:00pm on the 29th. The Circulator is just $1 to ride and we encourage all visitors and residents to take it to get around. Please follow the link above for information about the Union Station-Navy Yard route, including a map of all the Circulator’s stops.

We know this is a lot of information to absorb, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the BID’s Marketing and Program Manager, Kelly Maslar, at 202-842-3333 or