Metro Safetrack work on extended winter break through February

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Washington DC -- Metro users who will be returning to work on Tuesday will be able to experience how the rail system works with no planned delays for the next several weeks.

The repair and maintenance project known as Safetrack will be on hiatus until sometime in February.

That means no single tracking or delayed trains on any of Metro’s lines for the first time since surge 1 went into effect in early June. Metro will continue to shut down service at midnight each day and reopen at 5 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on the weekends until Safetrack work resumes.

A new schedule for surge work is expected to be announced in January.

According to WMATA leaders, the break will help repair crews avoid as many winter weather delays as possible and help the rail line deal with an expected influx of visitors to Washington DC for the Presidential inauguration January 20.

Here is a link to WMATA's detailed list of repair work done since June associated with Safetrack and a progress report on each line.

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