Metro stations south of Reagan National reopen Monday after months of closures

Heather Curtis

WMAL.com

WASHINGTON (WMAL) – After months of closures, six Blue and Yellow line Metro stations south of Reagan National reopen Monday. The stations have been closed all summer for platform reconstruction and other improvements.

Improvements done during the shutdown include installing slip-resistant tiles, stainless-steel platform shelters with USB charging ports, energy-efficient LED lighting and improved speakers for clearer public announcements and emergency notifications.

Construction crews are still finishing punch-list items including tile work in the mezzanines, but the transit agency said that should not impact people’s rides.

The transit agency will keep some shuttle busses on standby Monday to get commuters between stations if there are any problems.

Parking fees in lots at those stations will also go back to their regular rates.

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