Safety and Security
Practical how-to guides instructing Metro customers and area residents in emergency preparedness.
Metrobus & Metrorail - What Every Rider Needs To Know
Essential s afety and security tips and features for rail, bus, platforms, stations and more.
Metro has made significant strides in upgrading and rehabilitating its system infrastructure in the past five years.
- 50+ miles of running rail have been renewed for a smoother, safer ride
- 68,903 crossties have been replaced for a safer ride
- 102,996 direct-fixation fasteners have been replaced for a safer ride
- 32,040 third rail insulators have been replaced for improved safety and reliability
- 10,921 station/tunnel leaks have been mitigated to reduce water infiltration
- 3,824 open rail joints have been welded for a smoother, safer ride
- 161 switches (turnouts) have been rehabilitated for more reliability
- 7,535 roadway (track) signs have been replaced for the safety of our employees
- 115 escalators have been rehabilitated to reduce outages
- 42 elevators have been rehabilitated to reduce outages and improve accessibility
- 27 escalators have been replaced with new units to significantly improve safety and reliability
Frequently Asked Questions
Metro has identified the most common rider safety and security questions.