Inauguration Metro Changes

January 13, 2021

 Metro will close 13 stations inside the security perimeter, with 11 stations closing on Friday and two additional stations on Saturday and continuing through the end of service on Thursday. During this time trains will pass through the closed stations without stopping. 

Beginning on Friday and continuing for six days, trains will operate on a Saturday schedule (every 12 minutes on the Red Line/15 minutes on all other lines), bypassing all closed stations while residents are urged by local officials to stay out of the downtown area.

Friday, January 15, through Thursday, January 21

  • Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule, every 12 minutes on the Red Line and every 15 minutes on all other lines.
  • Stations closed:
    Red Line:  Farragut North, Judiciary Square, Union Station
    Yellow Line/Green Line: Archives
    Blue Line: Arlington Cemetery
    Blue Line/Orange Line/Silver Line Farragut West McPherson Square, Federal Center SW, Capitol South, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle
  • Trains will pass through the stations without stopping.

Beginning Saturday, January 16, through Thursday, January 21:

  • Metro Center and Gallery Place stations will close and trains will pass through the stations without stopping.

Metro Stops Inauguration

In addition, 26 bus routes will be detoured around the expanded security perimeter beginning on Friday through Thursday. Metrobus will operate normal service on weekdays and weekends to accommodate customers making trips outside the zone, with the exception of January 20th, when buses will operate on a Saturday schedule.