WMATA to Improve Virginia Metro Platforms Next Summer

Metro Platform Improvement Project to take place at Virginia stations. Photo: courtesy of WMATA.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) plans to begin its Metro Platform Improvement Project at the stations 

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) plans to begin its Metro Platform Improvement Project at the stations on the 7-mile rail segment in Virginia next summer.

Metro will close the Vienna, Dunn Loring, and East Falls Church Orange Line stations between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2020. The West Falls Church Station will remain open during the project because it is equipped with two platforms that can be reconstructed one at a time.

During the project, platforms will be reconstructed, and workers will install LED lighting, larger digital display screens, stainless-steel platform shelters with charging ports and new surveillance systems.

WMATA will announce the full-service schedule in March 2020.