DC Metro Closures June 2016 – May 2017 Infographic

DC Metro Safetrack closures and Capital Bikeshare options for June 2016-May 2017 (rev. September 14, 2016)

[Updated Sept 14, 2016. Click on the graphic for a full-size render.]

Why this graphic?

If you live in or near the District of Columbia, you are plagued by the quirky, antiquated subway system that chugs along like the well-meaning and mildly embarrassing relative that everyone tolerates and continues inviting to family functions.

On May 6, the Washington Post graphics team made a great interactive page detailing the Metro closures. I thought I’d mess around with the opening graphic for fun. I’ve since updated (several times) to show Capital Bikeshare stations at or near each affected station (2 blocks or closer) and to reflect the latest changes to the schedule from WMATA.

And if you choose to bike, PLEASE WEAR A HELMET!!!

I’ll keep it updated, but if you notice any mistakes or omissions, or want the original file to publish/share, email me at curiona at gmail dot com or Tweet me via @uriona.

Here’s what the Post designed previously:

Screenshot Washington Post Graphic of Metro Closures May 2016

Screenshot Washington Post Graphic of Metro Closures May 2016

15 thoughts on “DC Metro Closures June 2016 – May 2017 Infographic

  1. I don’t live in DC, but I ride much older subways (New York, Philadelphia and even London). The Metro isn’t antiquated compared to any of these others. If it seems to have problems, it isn’t due age. BThe other older subways always have occaisional closures for repairs, but they arrange for work arounds so that people can reach their destinations. Maintenance is a fact of life; if the closures are bad now, perhaps they are due to delayed repairs
    G, but they aren’t due to age.

    • You are quite right Corinne. Unfortunately, delayed repairs and poor stewardship of this subway system (including the way that it is maintained, how personnel are managed, and the overall culture) is largely responsible for the current state of the system, at least according to news reports and the anecdotal evidence of those of us who live here. Fortunately, I don’t use it much, as I bike!

  2. You’re missing the closing of the Blue Line between Arlington Cemetery and Rosslyn from June 18 – July 3.

  3. Love the graphic, but you’ve indicated there is no Capital Bikeshare station at Stadium-Armory. There is one at East Capitol and 19th St, about a block from the north station entrance.

    • Hey there… I’ll be updating this with new Capital Bikeshare stations added in NoVa and small changes to projected 2017 work.

  4. This is a great graphic, however the 9/14/2016 revision does not come up when clicking for the full-size render – it’s still the June rev.

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