Rail Systems Investments
While rail systems investments are more "behind the scenes" than other aspects of Metro, these projects play a major role in keeping Metrorail service safe and reliable. In Fiscal Year 2022, we're planning to invest $273 million in rail systems. These investments are organized into two subcategories:
- Signals and communications, including a project that has added cellular service to all 100 miles of Metro's underground tunnels and will also result in a new radio system
- Propulsion system maintenance and upgrades, including reliability improvements for the electrical system that powers the Metrorail system
Underground Cellular & Radio Project
Alexandria Rail Yard Signal Upgrades
This project modernized the signal system in the Alexandria Rail Yard, improving safety, reliability and on-time performance. During construction, all major components of the signal system were replaced, including switches, signals, track circuits and signal control rooms.