SafeTrack

SafeTrack

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The SafeTrack plan is WMATA’s (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) solution to ongoing safety and repair issues that have troubled the region for quite some time with planned maintenance surges.

To best handle the expected (and unexpected) delays, single tracking and shut downs in parts of the system, commuters should prepare and educate themselves by knowing their options during Metro’s SafeTrack.

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SafeTrack in Arlington, Virginia

March 4 - April 12: Braddock Rd to Huntington/Van Dorn St Blue LineYellow Line

While SafeTrack maintenance for this surge won’t happen directly in Arlington, commuters coming into the County will still be affected. Blue and Yellow Line trains will continuously single track for 40 days, significantly reducing service.

  • Single tracking between Braddock Road & Huntington/Van Dorn Street
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24-30 minutes, even during rush hour
  • No Rush+ trains between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt
  • Yellow Line trains will operate every 24 minutes between Huntington to Mt Vernon Square, even during rush hour
  • Additional Yellow Line trains available between Reagan National Airport and Mt Vernon Square only

Yellow Line customer traveling south of Reagan National Airport should consider transferring at Pentagon, Pentagon City or Crystal City to avoid crowding.

Weekend train frequency may change due to other scheduled track work by WMATA.

Metrobus/ART Bus Alternatives

To bypass the SafeTrack surge all together, there are several bus options you can choose. See below for routes that will allow you to commute surge-free.

  • ART 42 – Ballston – Pentagon
  • ART 43 – Courthouse/Rosslyn/Crystal City
  • 10A – Huntington/Braddock Rd/Pentagon
  • 10B – Braddock Rd/Ballston
  • 10E – Huntington/Pentagon
  • 11Y – Mount Vernon/George Washington Memorial Parkway/Potomac Park
  • 16X – Columbia Pike/Federal Triangle
  • 21A/D – Landmark/Pentagon
  • 22A/22C – Ballston/Pentagon
  • 25B – Ballston/Van Dorn Street
  • 28A – King St Old Town/Tysons Corner
  • 29K – King St Old Town/George Mason University
  • 29N – King St Old Town/Braddock Road/Vienna
  • Fairfax Connector – Regional Bus Connections

Join A Vanpool

Alternative and flexible options like telework and vanpool are also highly encouraged. If you’re interested in learning more about vanpool transportation, visit JoinAVanpool.com.

Upcoming Surges for 2017

WMATA is planning more SafeTrack work for the beginning of 2017. Specific dates will be finalized and announced in the near future. The remaining surges for 2017 are as follows:

  • April – May: Greenbelt to College Park
  • May – June: Minnesota Ave to New Carrollton
  • June: Shady Grove to Twinbrook

Check WMATA for more information on the upcoming 2017 surges.

Alternatives Around Arlington

Those traveling in and around Arlington County are still encouraged to consider active transportation options including bus, bike and walk. Check WMATA weekend hours when traveling to ensure a timely trip.

Join A Vanpool

Alternative and flexible options like telework and vanpool are also highly encouraged. If you’re interested in learning more about vanpool transportation, visit JoinAVanpool.com.

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