Metro Set to Restore More Rides, Hours Starting August 16
Metro is planning to introduce on Sunday, August 16 more buses, more trains, and more hours of service that were canceled due to low ridership during the coronavirus pandemic.
they are adding 15 hours more service per week, with opening times returning to normal
Metrobus will offer more buses, running more frequent service beginning Sunday, August 23 restoring approximately 75 percent of pre-pandemic service. Weekday service will improve on 174 routes with most routes operating close to normal. Buses will operate until midnight, an additional hour.
Metrorail services will be as follows starting August 16:
Metrorail will open at 5 am weekdays, 7 am on Saturdays and 8 am on Sundays and close daily at 11 p.m.
Weekdays Red Line trains will operate every five minutes during peak periods and 12 minutes off-peak; all others lines every eight minutes during peak periods and 15 minutes off-peak.
On weekends Red Line trains will operate every 12 minutes; all other lines every 15 minutes.
Six stations west of Ballston re-open – McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill, Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church.
Arlington Cemetery Station remains closed as Arlington National Cemetery is currently closed to the general public.
Metrobus services will be as follows starting August 23:
Metrobus service will operate beginning at 5 am on weekdays; 7 am on Saturdays and 8 am on Sundays and end at midnight daily.
Weekday bus service will be available on 174 routes with most operating close to normal.
Weekend bus service will be available on 109 routes on Saturday and 99 routes on Sunday.
Rear-door boarding remains in effect and fares temporarily waived.