WASHINGTON -- Wednesday marked the first full day of Metro Safetrack Surge 3. During this phase of Metro’s intense maintenance plan, no blue or yellow line trains run between Braddock Road and Reagan National from July 5 - 11.
Metro said riders using trains should expect significantly longer wait times at multiple stations, including:
- Pentagon City
- Van Dorn Street
- King Street
- Braddock Road
- Eisenhower Avenue
- National Airport
- Crystal City
Metro is providing free shuttles, but encouraging riders to use other means of transportation, especially during rush hour.
“When I came in this morning, I took the orange line, the yellow line, I got on the bus, they took us right up, there was almost no delay,” said Elias Frigerio, while he waited in line to get on a shuttle at Braddock Road metro station
This portion of the overhaul is unique because not only does it affect people commuting to work, but also, people trying to get to and from Raegan National Airport.
With track work underway, taxi’s, Ubers, ride-shares, and shuttles will be relied on heavily.
It also means there will be more people driving to the airport and parking lots filling fast. For those planning park at Reagan during this surge, airport officials recommend reserving your parking space online: http://www.flyreagan.com/dca/parking-information