Crossing the Potomac River is about to get easier!
Metro’s Yellow Line will be back in service on Sunday, May 7, 2023, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced on Tuesday, April 4.
The Yellow Line has been closed for eight months to undergo construction and much-needed safety repairs. In the interim, commuters and visitors have had to solely utilize the Blue Line or rely upon Metro shuttles the WMATA provided. Reinstating the Yellow Line is expected to reduce travel times “by as much as 15 minutes.”
“I want to thank our customers for their patience while we completed this critical work to ensure safe, reliable service for decades to come,” WMATA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke said in a press release. “I’m also very proud and thankful to the dedicated women and men who worked to deliver this complex project on schedule and on budget.
Once the Yellow Line reopens, its trains will run every 8 minutes during the day on weekdays and every 12 minutes after 9:30 p.m. and on weekends between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square.
Looking for a sneak peek? The WMATA is holding a bit of a contest to offer 50 people and their plus ones the chance to preview it—all you have to do is respond to its Twitter thread with a haiku about it and the hashtag #YellowLine.
“Need some haiku inspiration? Here’s ours: Yellow Line beckons, Share your Metro muse online, Words connect our hearts,” the WMATA tweeted.