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Commuters Beware: Smithsonian Metrorail Station Closed Friday

Patch logo Patch 1/24/2020 Michael O'Connell
a chair sitting in front of a building: The Smithsonian Metrorail Station will be closed through the early afternoon on Friday for security considerations. © Getty Images The Smithsonian Metrorail Station will be closed through the early afternoon on Friday for security considerations.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Commuters and tourists are going to have to find alternative routes to the National Mall most of Friday, as the Smithsonian Metrorail Station will be closed through the early afternoon hours due to the March For Life 2020 rally.

President Donald Trump said he was going to attend the rally and the U.S. Secret Service requested the station be temporarily closed for security considerations.

During the closure, all Orange, Blue and Silver lines will not stop at the station. Instead, they will continue on to the next stop. Those planning on attending the rally should exit at the L’Enfant Plaza Station, which is located approximately 0.5 miles from Smithsonian Station via Independence Avenue, S.W.

Metro will let customers know when the Smithsonian Station reopens via MetroAlerts email and text messages, online at wmata.com, and Twitter @metrorailinfo. To sign up for MetroAlerts, visit wmata.com/metroalerts.

Metrobus schedules may also be impacted by the rally. Bus customers are encouraged to check schedules at wmata.com.

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