The National Railway Historical Society, Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated presents a

Metro Greenbelt Shop Tour

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Join us for a rare behind the scenes tour of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s heavy rail transit system Greenbelt Maintenance and Repair Facility, located at the northern end of the METRO system’s Green Line.  Tour participants will see how routine and heavy repairs are made to transit vehicles, and learn about WMATA initiatives to improve transit car availability and reliability at this forty-five acre facility opened in 1993.   This is a prolonged walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes!

Tour participants will meet at a designated location in the Greenbelt Shop parking lot, no later than 9:45AM.  From there, the group will be lead to the appropriate shop entrance for this approximately three hour tour promptly at 10AM.  Driving directions to the free parking and meeting location at the shop will be provided to participants with tour instructions.  (Note: the shop entrance is not accessible from the Greenbelt Metro Station.)

Tour spaces are limited, so please order early to avoid disappointment!


DCNRHS Members: $19

Nonmembers: $25

For this tour, children must be at least 12 years old, accompanied by an adult and pay the same fares as adults.


1. No refund or credit after May 28, 2013, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.

2. This tour is of an active WMATA facility which is not open to the public.  Tour participants must be able to stand for times in places without seating, walk over gravel and hard surfaces, and some climbing may be required.

3. The Washington DC Chapter NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged.  The WMATA shop is generally accessible however the tour will require transiting over embedded rails, and gravel areas.  Portions of the tour where climbing is required may not be accessible; please notify reservations agent in advance so alternative arrangements may be made.  Operator requires those physically challenged individuals requiring special assistance to travel with someone who is able to assist them.

4. All participants will be subject to security screening to enter the facility and must present a valid government issued photo identification when requested.

5. All participants must be dressed appropriately, wearing closed, hard soled shoes (no flip flops, sandals, open shoes, athletic shoes or sneakers or high heels permitted).  Participants not properly dressed will be denied entrance, and no refund will be provided.

6. Children above age 12 are welcome on this tour, however each child must be supervised by an accompanying adult.  There is no separate child’s fare.

7. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site ( apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.

For information, call 703-273-8440 or e-mail

METRO Greenbelt Shop Tour: June 29, 2013

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PAYMENT METHOD                    

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# ____ Nonmember at $25.00                             = $ ______________

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                  c/o Mike Martin, Reservations Agent

                  503 Mayfield Avenue

                  West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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