Surge #10: NoMa-Gallaudet-Fort Totten | October 29 – November 22

  • Date change: This surge will now begin on Saturday, October 29, and continue through Tuesday, November 22.
  • Service info: Red Line rail service will not operate between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations during this surge. As a result, two stations–Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue–will be closed. Buses will operate between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave and NoMa. However, customers are encouraged to use the Green Line as an alternate route between Fort Totten and Downtown DC (Gallery Place). Red Line trains will operate less frequently than normal at all stations, and riders are encouraged to use alternate routes or travel outside of rush-hour periods if possible. More info

Surge #11: East Falls Church-West Falls Church | November 28 – December 21

  • Date change: This surge will now begin on Monday, November 28, and continue through Wednesday, December 21.
  • Service info: Trains will single track at all times between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations, affecting both Orange and Silver line service. Trains will run every 16 minutes at all times, with heavy crowding expected during rush hour periods. Riders are encouraged to use alternate routes or travel outside of rush-hour periods if possible. More info

Updated SafeTrack schedule information for 2017 will be announced in December with specific start and end dates. However, Metro has revised the order of some surges to reduce weather impacts on above-ground work zones. The sequence of 2017 surges will be:

Early January Braddock Road–Van Dorn St/Huntington Blue LineYellow Line Single tracking
w/weekend shutdowns
Late January – Early February Rosslyn–Pentagon Blue Line Line segment shutdown
March Braddock Road–Van Dorn St/Huntington Blue LineYellow Line Single tracking
w/weekend shutdowns
Late March – April Greenbelt–College Park Green Line Single tracking
w/weekend shutdowns

Metro and the Federal Transit Administration will continue to identify and address maintenance needs that will be incorporated into Metro’s maintenance program. For more information about the SafeTrack program, service impacts and travel alternatives, visit wmata.com/safetrack.