Reopening of Shady Grove, Rockville Metro Stations Delayed as Canopy Projects Continue

Customers on Metro’s Red Line can now expect the Shady Grove and Rockville stations to reopen in mid-January 2022, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced in early November.

The stations closed in September and were expected to reopen in early December following repairs to the stations’ platform canopies. Work on the project was halted to allow Metro to bring additional trains into service from the Shady Grove Rail Yard to address a railcar shortage caused by the removal of Metro’s 7000-series fleet. Additional quality control issues with the canopy’s glass fiber reinforced concrete panels are also impacting the project schedule.

Limited free parking remains available at the Shady Grove and Rockville stations while the stations are closed. Free shuttle buses are being provided during the closures, connecting the Shady Grove, Rockville, and Twinbrook stations. The Twinbrook station remains open. Red Line trains are operating between Twinbrook and Glenmont at normal service levels.

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