Metro Blue Line trains to start up service at Huntington


Riding up at Huntington Metro's N. Kings Highway exit

Starting Sunday, Nov. 6, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is reopening all six closed Blue and Yellow Line stations, including the Huntington Metro station, and initiating Blue Line service between Huntington and New Carrollton.

Since rail service will again be available south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station under phase two of Metro’s Blue and Yellow Line construction project, WMATA will be discontinuing its free Blue and Yellow Line Express and Local shuttles. That means the Yellow Line Express from Huntington to the Pentagon, and the Yellow Line Shuttle from Huntington to Crystal City will be shut down starting Sunday.

Metro will, however, continue to provide VA-DC Shuttle 3 service (the 11Y route; peak direction only) during the weekday rush hour between Mount Vernon and Potomac Park.

Credit: WMATA

Additionally, effective Nov. 6, there will no longer be free parking at Huntington or other Metro stations, and passengers will have to start paying again for Metroway and Virginia Railway Express service.

These changes are set to stay in effect until May 2023, when the Metro Yellow Line is tentatively expected to resume service.

Earlier this week, WMATA announced that opening day for the Metro’s Silver Line extension will be Nov. 15. That extension will enable Metrorail passengers to travel to Washington-Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County for the first time.

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