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Rockville and Shady Grove Metro Stations to Close in September for Repairs

The Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations are scheduled to be closed from Sept. 11-Dec. 4 for reconstruction and repairs to canopies over platforms at those stations.

During construction, free shuttle bus service will be provided in both directions to and from those Red Line stations.

Metro is scheduled to demolish and reconstruct the platform canopy at Rockville and repair the canopy at Shady Grove. The Red Line is the oldest line in the Metrorail system and the canopies’ concrete beam structures, original to construction in the 1980s, are deteriorating.

“Replacing the canopy at Rockville Station will require heavy equipment and the demolition of the existing structure, section by section,” according to a Metro news release. “The new canopy structure will be pre-fabricated and lifted into place for installation.”

The canopy improvements at the Rockville station will also include new, more efficient LED skylights, an upgraded speaker system for station announcements, new digital screens for passenger information and new CCTV cameras for improved security.

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Meanwhile, Metro continues work to repair the pedestrian bridge linking Rockville Town Center and the Rockville station over Rockville Pike. Those repairs are expected to be completed in October. For more information, visit

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