Foggy Bottom Metro to close for MLK weekend

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will be closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, to closing time Monday, Jan. 17, the station will be closed while Metro works to replace track switches, escalators and elevators, as well as improve cell phone service.

Metro employees will be available at the impacted areas to guide customers to a free bus shuttle service.

Throughout the weekend, the Blue and Orange lines will be split in two sections. Blue Line trains will run between the Franconia-Springfield and Rosslyn stations and between the Largo Town Center and Farragut West stations. The Orange Line will operate between the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU and Rosslyn stations and between the New Carrollton and Farragut West stations. Free bus service will run between the impacted areas.

Metro says riders should budget an additional 40 minutes into their travel time, according to a news release.

Maintenance to repair tunnel leaks on the Red Line will also take place over the weekend, causing delays on the three high-use lines.

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