SafeTrack Surge #3: National Airport to Braddock Road

Final Progress Report as of 7/15/16

Reagan National Airport to Braddock Road, Line Segment Shutdown July 5 -11

Renewal of rail and power infrastructure on this portion of the Blue and Yellow lines, including crossties, rail, fasteners, grout pads and power cables.

The critical tasks completed during the surge include:

  • Repaired third rail to improve reliability of the 7000 series trains in this area
  • Verizon adjusted cellular amplifiers to improve coverage for customers
  • Replaced a cross‐bond, improving ride quality
  • Replaced over 1,300 crossties
  • Renewed over 200 insulators
  • Renewed 800 linear feet of grout pad
  • Replaced over 1,000 fasteners and 1,200 studs

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