Metro Stations Closed and the District Department of Transportation & Department of Public Works Modify Operations

In an effort to protect the health and safety of Metro employees and riders from COVID-19, Metro’s Pandemic Task Force has closed 17 additional stations beginning yesterday (Thursday, March 26) morning. Following is the status of Metro stations:

The following stations within walking distance or close proximity (less than one mile) to an adjacent station will be closed:

Federal Center SW  – use L’Enfant Plaza or Capitol South

Federal Triangle – use Metro Center

Mt Vernon Sq, Judiciary Sq, Archives – use Gallery Place-Chinatown

Greensboro – use Spring Hill or Tysons Corner

Eisenhower Ave – use King St-Old Town

Virginia Square – use Ballston

Cleveland Park – use Woodley Park or Van Ness

With Metrorail ridership down 90 percent, the following stations with extremely low-ridership will also be closed:




East Falls Church

College Park


Morgan Boulevard

Van Dorn St

Metro will also close some station entrances to conserve cleaning supplies and create additional workforce flexibility. The stations will remain open for customers to enter and exit from other available entrances.

Anacostia – Entrance serving parking garage at Howard Rd north of the Anacostia Freeway closed; bus bay side open

Farragut North  –  SW corner of L St  &  Connecticut Ave closed; 2 other entrances open

Dupont Circle  – South Entrance 19th St & Connecticut Ave closed; Q Street (north) entrance open

Metro Center  – 12th & F sts entrance closed; 3 other entrances open

Ronald Reagan Washington National  Airport – North entrance closed (Terminal C); South station entrance (Terminal B) open

U  Street – Memorial side U St & Vermont Ave closed; 13th & U sts entrance open

Gallery  Place–Chinatown – 9th St  &  G St entrance closed; 2 other entrances open

L’Enfant  Plaza  – 7th & D sts entrance closed; Maryland Ave & 9th & D sts entrances open

Friendship Heights – Jennifer St entrance closed; Western Ave entrance open

The District of Columbia Government has modified its operations in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the District Department of Public Works (DPW) have modified several operations, systems and services.

Rush hour reversible lanes operations on Connecticut Avenue and 16th Street NW will be suspended effective Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 a.m. Reversible lanes operations on Independence Avenue and Canal Road will continue to operate as normal during the morning and evening rush hours. DDOT will use dynamic message boards to communicate these changes to the traveling public.

Also, the DC Circulator is suspending fares on all routes during the declared public health emergency but has suspended service along the National Mall. Capital Bikeshare will continue regular operations.   Parking meters in the District are operational and the DC Department of Public Works will continue normal parking enforcement, including at locations where Emergency No Parking signs are posted.

Residential street sweeping, rush hour parking restrictions, ticketing for expired DC license plates and inspection stickers and vehicle booting and towing is suspended. Ticketing for safety violations (e.g., blocking a fire hydrant) continues.