The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metro has reopened six stations on the Blue and Yellow lines south of Reagan National Airport on September 9, 2019.The stations at Braddock Road, King Street-Old Town, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield have been closed during the summer for work to take place on rebuilding platforms and customer improvements.
“All stations are reopening on time, and we look forward to welcoming our Northern Virginia customers back to the rails on Monday,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, WMATA general manager. “We are incredibly thankful to our customers, residents and nearby businesses for their understanding this summer as we reconstructed six station platforms – at the same time – in the largest and most complex capital project since Metro’s original construction. When the project is complete this fall, customers will benefit not only from safer infrastructure, but a more modern and convenient station experience.”
Station improvements included slip-resistant tiles on the platforms and in the mezzanine, stainless-steel platform shelters with charging outlets/ports, additional Passenger Information Display (PIDS) screens, energy-efficient LED lighting and improved speakers for public announcements and emergency notifications.
Heavy construction activity has been completed at all of the stations; however, work will continue for several more weeks without impacting train service.