Red Line Construction
Red Line Construction Highlights
We've completed the critical Red Line safety repairs and maintenance improvements. The work included repairing a deteriorated concrete ceiling above both tracks between Farragut North and Dupont Circle in an area that dates back to the Metro system's earliest days.
In addition to the safety repairs, we also installed fiber-optic cable for improved communications and future improvements like communications-based train control (CBTC), new edge lighting along the Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place, and Judiciary Sq platforms, replaced grout pads that secure the tracks in place, repaired tunnel leaks, and added extra installation to the third rail to improve safety during cold weather.
These improvements make your Metro safer and more reliable and pave the way for future technology upgrades.