Metro SafeTrack surge #8 begins

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WASHINGTON, DC — Metro’s latest SafeTrack safety surge is underway, affecting riders on the Blue and Yellow line in Northern Virginia.

Safety surge eight runs from August 27 to September 11. On the weekends of August 27-28 and September 10-11, there will be a complete line shutdown between the Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations. Special shuttle buses will take passengers between the two stations.

On the Labor Day long weekend, from September 3-5, the line shutdown will be extended to the King Street-Old Town station. Free shuttle buses will run between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn Street, Eisenhower Avenue stations. Blue Line trains will operate in two segments between Huntington to Stadium-Armory and Benning Road to Largo.

During the weekday, there will also be no Rush+ service no the Yellow Line. Extra trains will run to and from Huntington instead.

On weekdays, there will be continuos single-tracking between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street stations. Blue Line trains will run from the Franconia-Springfield station every 24 minutes, and every 12 minutes from the Van Dorn Street station.