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

April 15 - May 15: Greenbelt to College Park Green Line

Surge 14, effecting Green Line commuters, will be conducted in two phases with the first phase starting April 15. While the surge is not in Arlington, it will likely effect those using the Yellow Line as Yellow Rush+ service will be suspended during this surge. Details below.

Phase 1: April 15-29

  • No Yellow Rush+ trains in service during the surge at any station
  • Yellow Line commuters from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street should transfer at King St-Old Town
  • Greenbelt and College Park-U Metro Stations closed
  • Yellow Line trains will operate normal service between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square

Phase 2: April 30-May 14

  • No Yellow Rush+ trains in service during the surge at any station
  • Yellow Line commuters from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street should transfer at King St-Old Town
  • Greenbelt Metro Station closed
  • Yellow Line trains will operate normal service between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square

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 for Yellow Line commuters. See below for routes that will allow you to commute surge-free.

  • 10A – Huntington/Braddock Rd/Pentagon
  • 10B – Braddock Rd/Ballston
  • 10E – Huntington/Pentagon
  • 11Y – Mount Vernon/George Washington Memorial Parkway/Potomac Park
  • 21A/D – Landmark/Pentagon
  • 25B – Ballston/Van Dorn Street
  • Fairfax Connector – Regional Bus Connections

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:

  • 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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