Veterans Day Concert on the National Mall, November 11

Veterans Day Concert on the National Mall, November 11

On Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, a major concert will be held on the National Mall that could draw up to 800,000 attendees -- larger than July 4 and many Presidential Inaugurations. In order to safely and efficiently provide rail service for as many riders as possible, Metro will make several service adjustments to maximize train capacity. For more information about this event, please see the Concert for Valor website. For detailed information and map about the changes in service on Tuesday, November 11, read the service advisory on Metro’s website. A printable Metro Rider Guide is also available online that includes a walking map.

SPECIAL Service on Veterans Day

  • Stations: All stations will be open EXCEPT Smithsonian, because it is located within the security zone for the concert.
  • Hours: Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Selected stations near the National Mall (Metro Center, Federal Triangle, L'Enfant Plaza, Archives, Gallery Place, Federal Center SW, Union Station, Judiciary Square and Capitol South) will remain open after midnight until all passengers in line are accommodated. All other Metrorail stations will be available for "exit only" until the system closes.
  • Trains: To allow for faster, more frequent direct service to and from the event, as well as more 8-car trains, Yellow Line trains will replace Blue Line trains for one day only. Arlington Cemetery will be accessible by a special shuttle train or free shuttle buses. More detailed information about Blue Line alternatives is listed in the service advisory.
  • Schedule: Trains will start the day on a Saturday schedule (every 12 minutes), gradually ramping up to rush-hour service levels (every 2-3 minutes in most places) immediately before and after the concert.
  • Buses: Metrobus service will run on a Saturday schedule with supplemental trips earlier and later in the day for those commuting to work. See your route timetable for details or use Trip Planner.
  • Fares and Parking: Veterans Day is a federal holiday. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day. Parking will be free at all Metro-owned parking facilities.

We know that these special service changes on Tuesday, November 11 may impact you and your organization, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please forward this information along to others who may be affected in your organization so that they may plan appropriately. Updated information will continue to be posted on Metro’s website (wmata.com).