More Metrorail SafeTrack Surges Affect Alexandria in 2017

SafeTrack

Metro releases schedule information for 2017 SafeTrack surges

The City of Alexandria and DASH have been working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the region’s localities to assist travelers as WMATA’s SafeTrack initiative continues.

SafeTrack’s “Safety Surges” involve long-duration of track outages for major projects in key parts of the system that will cause delays throughout the region. The City of Alexandria urges commuters to telework and use alternative ways to commute that do not involve driving alone.

This week, Metro released schedule information for the remaining SafeTrack surges between February and June 2017. Surges will resume February 11 with an 18-day surge on the Blue Line.

Major work that impacts rush-hour service had been suspended during the month of January due to the inauguration and the potential for winter weather impacts.

The SafeTrack program will conclude in late June, after which, Metro will shift to a regimen of preventive maintenance.

Here’s what’s coming in Alexandria in 2017.  
Rosslyn – Pentagon
February 11-28

A section of the Blue Line will be shut down (no trains) between Rosslyn and Pentagon.

Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Reagan National Airport only

  • Arlington Cemetery Station closed (served by buses from Pentagon)
  • Orange and Silver lines will operate normally
  • Yellow Line service between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square will operate normally
  • Yellow Line Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt

Braddock Road – Huntington/Van Dorn Street Yellow Line Blue Line
March 4-April 9

Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Yellow and Blue line service.

March 4 through March 26

  • Continuous single tracking on the Blue and Yellow lines between Braddock Road & Huntington/Van Dorn Street
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes. All Blue Line riders should consider alternate travel options during this time.
  • Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • Yellow Line will operate in two segments:
    • Between Huntington and King St-Old Town every 12 minutes
    • Between Reagan National Airport and Mt Vernon Square every 6-12 minutes
  • Between King St-Old Town and Reagan National Airport, only Blue Line trains will operate.

March 26 through April 2

  • Continuous single tracking on the Blue Line only between King St-Old Town and Van Dorn Street.
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes. All Blue Line riders should consider alternate travel options during this time.
  • Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • Yellow Line service to/from Huntington will operate normally.
  • Riders who normally use Van Dorn Street or Franconia-Springfield stations are encouraged to use Huntington, Eisenhower Ave or King St-Old Town instead.

April 3 through April 9

  • Continuous single tracking on the Yellow Line only between King St-Old Town and Huntington.
  • Yellow Line trains between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square/Fort Totten will operate every 24 minutes at all times. All Yellow Line riders should consider alternate travel options during this time. In particular, customers who normally use Huntington or Eisenhower Ave should consider Franconia-Springfield or Van Dorn Street stations as alternates.
  • Blue Line and Yellow Rush+ service will operate normally.

Greenbelt – College Park Green Line
April-May (Dates TBD)

  • Continuous single tracking on the Green Line between Greenbelt and College Park.
  • Service information and exact dates will be announced in early March.

Minnesota Ave – New Carrollton Orange Line
May-June (Dates TBD)

  • Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Orange Line service
  • Service information and exact dates will be announced in early April.

Shady Grove – Twinbrook Red Line
June (Dates TBD)

  • Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Red Line service north of Grosvenor.
  • Service information and exact dates will be announced in early May.