Metro closing 17 additional stations due to low ridership during coronavirus pandemic

Metro announced on Tuesday that they would be closing 17 more rail stations and selected entrances this week due to low ridership amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The station closures are to limit Metro’s staffing and cleaning requirements.



Last week, WMATA limited ridership “essential travel only.” They also shut down the Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian stations to prevent visitors from seeing the cherry blossoms in the District.

Metro stated that the following stations below would be closed this Thursday until further notice:

  • Federal Center SW
  • Federal Triangle
  • Mt. Vernon Square
  • Greensboro
  • Eisenhower Avenue
  • Virginia Square
  • Cleveland Park
  • Grosvenor-Strathmore
  • Cheverly
  • Clarendon
  • East Falls Church
  • College Park
  • McLean
  • Morgan Boulevard
  • Van Dorn Street

The following entrances would be closed:

  • Anacostia parking garage
  • Farragut North L Street
  • Dupont Circle south
  • Metro Center 12th & F
  • Reagan National Airport north end
  • U Street Vermont Avenue end
  • Gallery Place 9th & G
  • L’Enfant Plaza 7th & D
  • Friendship Heights Jenifer Street 

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