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
September 15 October 26 SafeTrack Surge #9 Single tracking Vienna to West Falls Church Vienna, Dunn Loring & West Falls Church Enhanced track maintenance, rail, tie, and fastener renewal
September 30 October 2 Weekend single tracking - Mt. Vernon Square to U Street Shaw-Howard Rail & fastener renewal & joint elimination
October 1 October 2 Weekend shutdown - Vienna to East Falls Church Vienna, Dunn Loring & West Falls Church Switch maintenance
October 1 October 3 Weekend single tracking - Addison Road to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd Platform rehabilitation
October 1 October 2 Weekend single tracking - Rhode Island Ave to Takoma Brookland & Fort Totten Rail maintenance
October 3 October 6 Weeknight single tracking - Eastern Market to Stadium-Armory Potomac Ave Radio cable installation
October 3 October 4 Weeknight single tracking - Georgia Ave to Prince George's Plaza Fort Totten & West Hyattsville Switch replacement
October 4 October 7 Weeknight single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Rail maintenance
October 7 October 8 Weeknight single tracking - Rhode Island Ave to Takoma Brookland & Fort Totten Radio cable installation
October 8 October 8 Weekend single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Rail maintenance
October 8 October 9 Weekend shutdown - Vienna to West Falls Church Vienna & Dunn Loring Switch maintenance
October 11 October 13 Weeknight single tracking - Medical Center to Grosvenor Medical Center & Grosvenor Rail maintenance
October 14 October 16 Weekend single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook White Flint Concrete column repair
October 14 October 16 Weekend single tracking - Navy Yard to Anacostia Navy Yard & Anacostia Platform power rehabilitation
October 15 October 16 Weekend single tracking - Arlington Cemetery to Pentagon City & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Emergency call box replacement
October 15 October 16 Weekend shutdown - Vienna to West Falls Church Vienna & Dunn Loring Switch maintenance
October 15 October 16 Weekend single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Radio cable installation
October 18 October 20 Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Rail maintenance
October 21 October 23 Weekend single tracking - Stadium-Armory to Addison Road Benning Road & Capitol Heights Radio cable installation
October 21 October 23 Weekend single tracking - Grosvenor to Twinbrook White Flint Concrete column repair
October 22 October 23 Weekend single tracking - Arlington Cemetery to Pentagon City & L'Enfant Plaza Pentagon Emergency call box replacement
October 24 October 27 Weeknight single tracking - Addison Road to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd Radio cable installation
October 25 October 27 Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Rail maintenance
October 28 October 30 Weeknight single tracking - Addison Road to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd Radio cable installation
October 29 November 22 SafeTrack Surge 10 Shutdown between NoMa-Gallaudet & Fort Totten Brookland & Rhode Island Ave Enhanced track maintenance, rail, tie, and fastener renewal
November 4 November 6 Weekend single tracking - McPherson Sq to Smithsonian Metro Center, Federal Triangle Platform power rehabilitation
November 5 November 6 Weekend single tracking - Mt. Vernon Sq to U Street Shaw-Howard Communication cable replacement
November 11 November 13 Weekend single tracking - McPherson Sq to Smithsonian Metro Center, Federal Triangle Platform power rehabilitation
November 18 November 20 Weekend single tracking - Navy Yard to Anacostia Navy Yard & Anacostia Platform power rehabilitation
November 18 November 20 Weeknight single tracking - Addison Road to Largo Town Center Morgan Blvd Radio cable installation
November 25 November 26 Weeknight single tracking - Friendship Heights to Medical Center Bethesda Rail maintenance
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
November 29 December 1 Weeknight single tracking - Van Ness to Friendship Heights Tenleytown Rail maintenance

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