Current SafeTrack project
BL

Rosslyn to Pentagon

No trains between Rosslyn and Pentagon, Blue Line. Yellow Line Rush Plus service operates from Franconia-Springfield, all day to Greenbelt. Arlington Cemetery Station closed (served by buses from Pentagon).

Metro's advice: Expect crowding on Yellow Line; Blue Line customers should consider alternate travel options.

SINGLE-TRACKING between

Pentagon and Rosslyn

BL

Franconia

Springfield

Huntington

25%

25%

Eisenhower Ave.

25%

Van Dorn

Street

25%

King St.

Braddock Road

25%

National Airport

25%

25%

fewer trains

Crystal City

25%

Pentagon City

25%

Pentagon

LINE SEGMENT

SHUTDOWN

Arlington Cem.

NO TRAINS

Rosslyn

Foggy Bottom

19%

19%

fewer trains

Farragut West

19%

19%

McPherson Sq.

Metro Center

Federal Triangle

19%

19%

fewer trains

19%

Smithsonian

L’Enfant Plaza

Federal Ctr. SW

19%

19%

fewer trains

Capitol South

19%

Eastern Market

19%

Potomac Ave.

19%

Stadium Armory

Benning Road

33%

Capitol Heights

33%

33%

fewer trains

Addison Rd.

33%

Morgan Blvd.

33%

Largo Town

Center

33%

BL

LINE SEGMENT SHUTDOWN

NO TRAINS

25% fewer trains

19% fewer trains

33% fewer trains

Arlington Cemetery

NO

TRAINS

25% fewer trains

19% fewer trains

33% fewer trains

Van Dorn St.

LINE SEGMENT

SHUTDOWN

Franconia

Springfield

More about this surge

SafeTrack schedule at a glance

Type of closing
Single-tracking
Shutdown
Lines affected
Area affected
Type
Start date
End date
Duration
OR
SV
Ballston to East Falls Church
single tracking
June 4
to June 16
13 days
BL
OR
SV
Eastern Market to Minnesota Ave/Benning Road
closed
June 18
to July 3
16 days
YL
BL
National Airport to Braddock
closed
July 5
to July 11
7 days
YL
BL
National Airport to Pentagon City
closed
July 12
to July 18
7 days
OR
SV
Ballston to East Falls Church
single tracking
July 20
to July 31
12 days
RD
Takoma to Silver Spring
single tracking
Aug. 1
to Aug. 7
7 days
RD
Twinbrook to Shady Grove
single tracking
Aug. 9
to Aug. 21
13 days
YL
BL
Franconia-Springfield to Van Dorn Street
single tracking
Aug. 27
to Sept. 11
16 days
OR
West Falls Church to Vienna
single tracking
Sept. 15
to Oct. 26
42 days
RD
NoMa to Ft. Totten
closed
Oct. 29
to Nov. 22
25 days
OR
SV
East Falls Church to West Falls Church
single tracking
Nov. 28
to Dec. 21
24 days
BL
Rosslyn to Pentagon
closed
Feb. 11
to Feb. 28
16 days
YL
BL
Braddock Road to Huntington
single tracking
March 4
to April 9
37 days
GR
College Park to Greenbelt
single tracking
TBD
to TBD
 
OR
Minnesota Ave. to New Carrollton
single tracking
TBD
to TBD
 
RD
Twinbrook to Shady Grove
single tracking
TBD
to TBD
 

Detailed information

Type of closing
Single-tracking
Shutdown
Change in commutes
1 - 20% fewer trains
20 - 49%
50 - 69%
70 - 83%
Increase in service

Ballston to East Falls Church

single tracking
OR
SV

Continuous single-tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston. Severely reduced service at all Orange and Silver Line stations.

  • Dates: June 4 to June 16 (13 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 73,000
  • Train frequency: Orange: Every 18 minutes from Vienna to Ballston; additional trains Ballston to New Carrollton.
    Silver: Every 18 minutes.
  • Shuttle buses: Additional Metrobus trips will be added to selected regular routes.
  • Advice from Metro: Consider alternate travel options and avoid the Orange and Silver lines at rush hour. Virginia riders should consider using Ballston for more frequent service.

Eastern Market to Minnesota Ave/Benning Road

closed
BL
OR
SV

Segment shutdowns between Eastern Market and Minnesota Ave./Benning Road and between Arlington Cemetery and Rosslyn. Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue stations closed. Reduced service at all Orange, Silver and Blue stations.

  • Dates: June 18 to July 3 (16 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 61,000
  • Train frequency: Orange and Silver: Every 10 minutes outside the shutdown area. Blue: every 12 minutes between Franconia and Arlington Cemetery only. Yellow Rush+ will run all day.
  • Shuttle buses: Free shuttle buses between Eastern Market and Minnesota Ave/Benning Road with stops at Stadium-Armory and Potomac Ave. No rail or bus service between Arlington Cemetery and Rosslyn.
  • Advice from Metro: Riders of all three affected lines should consider alternative options and avoid traveling during rush hour. Use L'Enfant Plaza as no trains or buses will bridge the gap between Arlington Cemetery and Rosslyn.

National Airport to Braddock

closed
YL
BL

Starts 8 p.m. July 5. Segment shutdown between National Airport and Braddock Road (although trains from the District will go to the airport). Service will be reduced by 50 percent south of the Pentagon and will be reduced at all times at many stations, primarily Yellow and Blue lines in Virginia.

  • Dates: July 5 to July 11 (7 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 50,000
  • Train frequency: Blue: Every 15 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Road; every 12 minutes between National Airport and Largo Town Center. Yellow: Every 12 minutes on sections that are open.
  • Shuttle buses: Free Metroway buses run between Braddock Road, Crystal City and Pentagon City.
  • Advice from Metro: Expect extreme crowding and delays of more than one hour in each direction. Consider alternate options and avoid rush hour.

National Airport to Pentagon City

closed
YL
BL

Segment shutdown between National Airport and Pentagon City. Service will be reduced at all times at many stations, primarily in Virginia. Service will be reduce by half south of the Pentagon.

  • Dates: July 12 to July 18 (7 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 86,000
  • Train frequency: Every 12 minutes. No Rush+ Yellow.
  • Shuttle buses: From Pentagon City and Braddock Road to National Airport. Metroway buses run between Braddock Road, Crystal City and Pentagon City.
  • Advice from Metro: Consider alternate options, avoid rush hour.

Ballston to East Falls Church

single tracking
OR
SV

Continuous single-tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston. Reduced service at all Orange and Silver stations.

  • Dates: July 20 to July 31 (12 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 73,000
  • Train frequency: Orange: Every 18 minutes from Vienna to Ballston; additional trains Ballston to New Carrollton.
    Silver: Every 18 minutes.
  • Shuttle buses: Not specified.
  • Advice from Metro: Consider alternate travel options. Consider using Ballston for more frequent service.

Takoma to Silver Spring

single tracking
RD

Continuous single-tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring. Reduced service at most Red Line stations.

  • Dates: Aug. 1 to Aug. 7 (7 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 94,000
  • Train frequency: Shady Grove to NoMa every 6 minutes; Glenmont to Grosvenor every 12 minutes.
  • Shuttle buses: Additional buses on regular routes: S9, 79, 80, 60/62
  • Advice from Metro: Riders traveling between Fort Totten and downtown DC should use Green Line.

Twinbrook to Shady Grove

single tracking
RD

Continuous single-tracking between Shady Grove and Twinbrook. Reduced service at Shady Grove and Rockville. On Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Grosvenor and Shady Grove to complete necessary switch rehabilitation work. As a result, White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove stations will be closed.

  • Dates: Aug. 9 to Aug. 21 (13 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 32,200
  • Train frequency: Every 18 minutes from Shady Grove and Rockville; near-normal service at all other stations.
  • Shuttle buses: On standby for use during service disruptions in the single-tracking zone.
  • Advice from Metro: Avoid Shady Grove and Rockville if possible; use Twinbrook, White Flint or Grosvenor.

Franconia-Springfield to Van Dorn Street

single tracking
YL
BL

Continuous single-tracking between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street. Reduced service at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street only. Some trains will run to/from Huntington instead. Portions of the single-tracking area will shut down for three consecutive weekends, with shuttles replacing trains.

  • Dates: Aug. 27 to Sept. 11 (16 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 18,000
  • Train frequency: From Franconia every 24 minutes; from Van Dorn Street every 12 minutes. Near-normal service for other Blue Line stations. No Rush+ Yellow Line trains.
  • Shuttle buses: Express bus shuttles will be available during rush hour between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon via 395HOV.
  • Advice from Metro: Riders who use Franconia-Springfield or Van Dorn Street should consider using other stations, especially during rush hour.

West Falls Church to Vienna

single tracking
OR

Continuous single-tracking between Vienna and West Falls Church. Four consecutive weekend shutdowns with shuttles replacing trains along segments of the Orange Line between Vienna and West Falls Church

  • Dates: Sept. 15 to Oct. 26 (42 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 30,000
  • Train frequency: Every 24 minutes at Vienna and Dunn Loring. Normal service levels at other Orange Line stations.
  • Shuttle buses: Limited free weekday rush hour express Metrobus shuttle service will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church every 5-10 minutes (shuttles will not stop at Dunn Loring).
  • Advice from Metro: A shuttle train will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church every 24 minutes (regularly every 6 minutes during rush hour) and riders will transfer at West Falls Church to continue trip. Consider alternatives to the Vienna and Dunn Loring stations.

NoMa to Ft. Totten

closed
RD

Segment shutdown between NoMa and Fort Totten. Reduced service at most Red Line stations. Brookland-CUA and Rhode Island Ave stations will be closed.

  • Dates: Oct. 29 to Nov. 22 (25 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 108,000
  • Train frequency: Shady Grove to NoMa every 5 minutes; Glenmont to Fort Totten every 10 minutes.
  • Shuttle buses: Not specified.
  • Advice from Metro: Expect crowding and avoid rush hour. Consider Green LIne to get through the area.

East Falls Church to West Falls Church

single tracking
OR
SV

Trains will single track at all times between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations, affecting both Orange and Silver line service. Trains will run every 20 minutes at all times.

  • Dates: Nov. 28 to Dec. 21 (24 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 65,000
  • Train frequency: Orange: every 16 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton, with additional trains from East Falls Church to New Carrollton. Silver Line trains every 16 minutes. Additional trains East Falls Church to New Carrollton.
  • Shuttle buses: Not specified.
  • Advice from Metro: Consider alternatives, avoid rush hour.

Rosslyn to Pentagon

closed
BL

No trains between Rosslyn and Pentagon, Blue Line. Yellow Line Rush Plus service operates from Franconia-Springfield, all day to Greenbelt. Arlington Cemetery Station closed (served by buses from Pentagon).

  • Dates: Feb. 11 to Feb. 28 (16 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 12,000
  • Train frequency: Not specified.
  • Shuttle buses: Not specified.
  • Advice from Metro: Expect crowding on Yellow Line; Blue Line customers should consider alternate travel options.

Braddock Road to Huntington

single tracking
YL
BL

Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Yellow and Blue line service.

  • Dates: March 4 to April 9 (37 days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 50,000
  • Train frequency: March 4 through March 26, Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes. Yellow line will run every 6-12 minutes. March 26 through April 2, Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes but Yellow Line service to/from Huntington will operate normally. April 3 through April 9, Yellow Line trains between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square/Fort Totten will operate every 24 minutes.
  • Shuttle buses: Not specified.
  • Advice from Metro: All Blue and Yellow Line riders should consider alternate options and avoid rush hour.

College Park to Greenbelt

single tracking
GR

Continuous single-tracking between Greenbelt and College Park. Reduced service at Greenbelt. On weekends, single-tracking will be extended between Prince George's Plaza and Greenbelt.

  • Dates: TBD to TBD ( days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 12,400
  • Train frequency: From Greenbelt every 12 minutes; normal service levels at other stations. No Rush+ Yellow to and from Greenbelt.
  • Shuttle buses: On standby for use during service disruptions in the single-tracking zone.
  • Advice from Metro: Use New Carrollton or College Park stations.

Minnesota Ave. to New Carrollton

single tracking
OR

Continuous single tracking will significantly reduce Orange Line service

  • Dates: TBD to TBD ( days)
  • Train frequency: Not specified.
  • Shuttle buses: Not specified.
  • Advice from Metro: Service information and exact dates will be announced in early April.

Twinbrook to Shady Grove

single tracking
RD

Continuous single-tracking between Shady Grove and Twinbrook. Reduced service at Shady Grove and Rockville. On Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Grosvenor and Shady Grove to complete necessary switch rehabilitation work. As a result, White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville and Shady Grove stations will be closed.

  • Dates: TBD to TBD ( days)
  • Weekday trips affected: 32,200
  • Train frequency: Every 18 minutes from Shady Grove and Rockville; near-normal service at all other stations.
  • Shuttle buses: On standby for use during service disruptions in the single-tracking zone.
  • Advice from Metro: Avoid Shady Grove and Rockville if possible; use Twinbrook, White Flint or Grosvenor.

Single-tracking will begin between Friendship Heights and Medical Center at 8 p.m. each night from Jan. 2 to March 7, except inauguration week. While not a "surge project," this will affect evening Red Line riders.

Weeknight work: Maintenance crews will start at 8 p.m.

Early close on weekends: The system will close at midnight on Friday and Saturday nights as opposed to 3 a.m. beginning June 3.

Most of the work will be repairing and replacing equipment such as tunnel lighting, third-rail cables, boots and cover boards, emergency signs, ventilation and fans, insulators, fasteners, rail ties and radio and cellular systems. In addition, debris will be cleared and tunnels will be cleaned.

  • Most Safety Surges will have 40 buses dedicated to providing alternate service.
  • Additional 8-car trains will run on lines where capacity is reduced.
  • Additional customer support staff will be present at some stations.
  • Extra trains and personnel will be strategically placed to respond quickly to issues.

Note: Changes in train service are for a.m. peak hour; Metro expects to resume normal service on the last day listed for each repair. Source: WMATA. Graphic by Bonnie Berkowitz, Laris Karklis, Lazaro Gamio, Kevin Uhrmacher, Tim Meko and Weiyi Cai.

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