SafeTrack Surge #1: East Falls Church - Ballston

Final Progress Report as of 6/22/16

Ballston to East Falls Church Track 1, Continuous Single Tracking June 4 - 16

The focus of Surge 1 is to repair/replace track and other rail infrastructure elements to provide a system that is free from safety defects, improves service reliability by eliminating speed restrictions and improves ride quality.

Critical tasks accomplished during the surge include:

  • Replacement of over 1,800 crossties
  • Renewal of over 540 insulators
  • Renewal of over 3,100 linear feet of spot rail
  • Inspection and repair of 30 power cables and 24 expansion cables
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