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Safety and Security

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Metrobus & Metrorail - What Every Rider Needs To Know

Safety Progress

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.