Planned Metrorail Track Work Read the SafeTrack plan

Planned Metrorail Track Work

Metro continues its accelerated effort to improve safety and reliability. In order to impact fewer customers, we sometimes use an approach to major weekend track work that involves temporarily closing individual stations or groups of stations and replacing trains with free shuttle buses. This approach allows Metro to complete rebuilding work faster and safer, while allowing trains outside of the work zones to operate with fewer delays.

During major track work, Metro employees and contractors work on multiple projects at the same time. Examples include:

  • NTSB-recommended track circuit replacements
  • Replacement of track ties
  • Switch replacement or improvements
  • Rail and fastener replacement and joint elimination for a smoother ride
  • Third-rail repairs and upgrades
  • Water and leak mitigation
  • Station platform reconstruction
  • Radio and cellular communication improvements
  • Rail facility upgrades
  • Station cleaning

While there will be delays and inconvenience associated with the critical work we're undertaking, please be assured that we will take all possible steps to minimize your inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding as we work to rebuild Metro.

NOTE: Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule below. However, changes may be necessary due to weather, construction delays and other factors outside our control. This page will be updated as necessary.

For details about this weekend's track work, including minor projects that may impact your trip, view Metrorail advisories.

Start End Line Impact Stations Affected Work Performed
November 28 December 21 SafeTrack Surge 11 Single tracking East Falls Church to West Falls Church East Falls Church & West Falls Church Enhanced track maintenance, rail, tie, and fastener renewal
December 6 December 8 Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Rail preventative maintenance
December 9 December 10 Weekend single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Bethesda Rail preventative maintenance
December 10 December 11 Weekend single tracking - Addison Road to Largo Town Center Morgan Boulevard Radio cable installation
December 13 December 15 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park Rail preventative maintenance
December 16 December 17 Weekend single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park Rail preventative maintenance
December 17 December 18 Weekend single tracking - Fort Totten to College Park West Hyattsville & Prince George's Plaza Radio cable installation
December 20 December 22 Weeknight single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park Rail preventative maintenance
December 23 December 24 Weekend single tracking - Dupont Circle to Van Ness Woodley Park Rail preventative maintenance

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