SafeTrack Surge #13: Blue/Yellow Lines | Braddock Rd to Huntington/Van Dorn St

En español

Updated 3/17/17 - Due to delays caused by winter weather, SafeTrack Surge #13 will be extended by three days. Surge #13 which had been scheduled to run  March 4 through April 9 will now end on Wednesday, April 12. During this time, Blue and Yellow line trains will run less frequently due to a 24/7 work zone between Braddock Rd and Huntington/Van Dorn St stations. All Blue and Yellow line trains will share a single track through the work zone.


In addition, there will no longer be a "Phase 2" of this surge as originally planned. This means that Blue Line service, which had been expected to return to normal on April 2, will remain modified for the duration of the surge.

Highlights:

  • No Yellow Rush+ trains will operate during Surge #13.
  • Additional Yellow Line trains will operate between Reagan National Airport and Mt Vernon Square only.
  • Buses may replace trains after 8 p.m. south of Braddock Road to allow for movement of heavy construction equipment on Friday, March 24, and Wednesday, April 12. Free express shuttle bus service until closing between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon (schedule)

SafeTrack Surge #13 Map Phase 1

March 4 - April 12

On weekdays:

  • Continuous single tracking between Braddock Road & Huntington/Van Dorn Street stations. 
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24-30 minutes, even during rush hour. All Blue Line riders should consider alternate travel options, including free express shuttle bus service during rush hours between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon.
  • No Yellow Rush+ service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate every 24 minutes between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square, even during rush hour. All Yellow Line riders south of Reagan National Airport should consider alternate travel options during this time.
  • Additional Yellow Line trains will operate between Reagan National Airport and Mt Vernon Square. Customers traveling south of Reagan National Airport should consider transferring prior to the airport station at Pentagon, Pentagon City or Crystal City to continue their trip and avoid crowding.
  • After 10 p.m. all Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square every 24 minutes.

Yellow Line customers traveling south of Reagan National Airport should consider transferring at Pentagon, Pentagon City or Crystal City to continue their trip and avoid crowding.

Weekend train frequencies may change to coordinate with other planned track work on the Metrorail system. Weekend service information is posted in the Alerts & Advisories section

BROCHURES AND MAPS
 

Map of full service impacts
Parking availabilityPDF Icon

Surge #13 brochurePDF Icon
Printable detailed bus information PDF Icon
Franconia-Springfield shuttle bus stop map
PDF Icon
Pentagon shuttle bus stop map PDF Icon


TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES

Fairfax County SafeTrack Page - Resources for commuters in Fairfax County during Metro's continuing track work
Alexandria SafeTrack Page - SafeTrack updates and plans for the Alexandria community.
Arlington County SafeTrack Page - Know your options for Metro's SafeTrack plan in Arlington
Arlington Transportation Partners - Transportation resources for Arlington County commuters, residents and visitors to help plan for SafeTrack
Prince William County SafeTrack Page - Potomac and Rappahanock Transportation Commission (PRTC) plans during Metro's SafeTrack program

  • Blue and Yellow line riders should consider alternate travel options and avoid traveling during rush hour if possible.
  • Customers should consider Virginia Railway Express Fredericksburg Line for travel between Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town or Crystal City and downtown DC.
  • Limited free weekday extended rush hour shuttle bus service will be available between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon.
  • Customers should consider Metrobus 10A, 11Y and Metroway as an alternate.
Customers should also consider Metrobus, Arlington Transit, Alexandria DASH and Fairfax Connector for alternate routes.

BUS

  • Limited free weekday extended rush hour shuttle bus service between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon every 5-10 minutes from 6 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (schedule)
  • DASH will operate a free weekday rush hour express shuttle between King St-Old Town and Pentagon between 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Northbound/Southbound)
  • Fairfax Connector Saratoga - Pentagon Express will provide regular and supplemental weekday express service to Pentagon (regular schedule/supplemental schedule)
  • Additional regular route bus service will be offered:
    • 10A - Pentagon - Farragut Square (enhanced schedule)
    • 11Y - Mount Vernon - George Washington Memorial Parkway - Potomac Park [19th & Virginia Ave NW] (enhanced schedule) *updated with additional trips due to ridership demand.

    • Metroway - Metro's frequent, limited stop bus service between Braddock Road Metro and Pentagon City Metro will operate every 6 minutes during weekday peak periods; every 12-15 minutes off-peak.

  • Additional early morning and evening trips will be added to DASH routes AT3 (Supplemental Schedule)  and AT4 (Supplemental Schedule)
Metrobus

7Y
- Pentagon - Farragut Square
8W
Mark Center - Pentagon
8Z
  Fairlington Shopping Center - Pentagon
10A
Huntington - Braddock Rd - Pentagon (enhanced schedule)
10B
Braddock Rd - Ballston
10E
Huntington - Pentagon
11Y
Mount Vernon - George Washington Memorial Parkway - Potomac Park [19th & Virginia Ave NW] (enhanced schedule)
16X
MetroExtra Columbia Pike - Federal Triangle Limited
17A, 17G
Pentagon - George Mason University
21A, 21D
Landmark Area -Pentagon
22A, 22C
Pentagon - Ballston
25B
Van Dorn St. - Ballston-MU 
28A
King St-Old Town Tysons Corner
29K
King St-Old Town - George Mason University
29N
King St-Old Town - Braddock Rd - Vienna

Metroway


Metro's frequent, limited stop bus service between Braddock Rd Metro and Pentagon City Metro will operate every 6 minutes during weekday peak periods; every 12-15 minutes off-peak.

Arlington Transit


ART 42
Ballston - Pentagon (Pentagon City on weekends)
ART43 Courthouse - Rosslyn - Crystal City

Fairfax Connector

Surge #13 information
about Connector service.

Route 394 - Saratoga - Pentagon Express will provide regular and supplemental weekday express service to Pentagon; free parking (regular schedule/supplemental schedule)

Route 306
Pentagon - George Mason University 
Route 401
Franconia-Springfield - Tysons West Park
Route 494
Franconia-Springfield - Tysons Spring Hill

Alexandria DASH

DASH will operate a free weekday rush hour express shuttle between King St-Old Town and Pentagon between 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Northbound/Southbound)

Shuttles will depart every 12 to 15 minutes based on Metrorail arrival times. Pick up/drop off locations: 
- Southbound buses leave from Bay L3 at Pentagon Metro Station (same bay as AT3 and AT4)- Northbound buses leave from Bay C at King St. Metro Station (same bay as AT2, AT7, and AT8)

Note: Many different routes will be sharing these bays, please pay close attention to the destination signs displayed.
 

Additional early morning and evening trips will be added to the AT3 and AT4 routes.

AT3 Braddock Rd - Pentagon (Supplemental Schedule)
AT4 Braddock Rd - Pentagon (Supplemental Schedule)
AT7 Lee Center - King St-Old Town - Eisenhower Ave - Van Dorn St - Landmark Mall (Westbound/Eastbound)


Potomac and Rappahanock Transportation Commission (PRTC)

PRTC Surge 13 SafeTrack information

These accommodations will be in place only during this phase of SafeTrack:

On the Prince William Metro Direct route:

The trip that normally goes out of service at Franconia-Springfield at 9 a.m. weekdays will operate to the PRTC Transit Center, departing the Metro station at 9 a.m.

  • The 7:45 p.m. weekday trip will depart the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station at 7:55 p.m.
  • The 10:40 p.m. weekday trip – the last trip of the night – will depart the Metro station at 10:55 p.m.
  • The 10:35 p.m. Saturday trip – the last trip of the night – will depart the Metro station at 10:50 p.m. 

Prince William County residents may want to ride one of the many PRTC OmniRide buses to the Pentagon, Crystal City or Rosslyn-Ballston and transfer to Metrobus, Arlington Transit bus or Alexandria DASH bus.

Those who travel mid-day should consider PRTC's Dale City – Washington OmniRide MX-1 trip, which leaves PRTC at 10:53 a.m. and picks up passengers at the Route 123/ I-95 Commuter Lot before traveling straight to multiple destinations in downtown D.C.

Passengers who use Metro to travel to Alexandria or South Arlington may want to consider these options:

Commuters seeking an alternative to Metrorail can register with PRTC's free OmniMatch program, which helps residents find carpools and vanpools.

Note: Potomac Mills Mall has temporarily increased the number of spaces set aside for commuter parking to assist commuters during SafeTrack.


COMMUTER RAIL
For customers traveling from Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town or Crystal City consider taking the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Fredericksburg Line to L'Enfant Plaza or Union Station.

BIKE

Capital Bikeshare
- A bike transit service of the departments of transportation in the District of Columbia, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria and Montgomery County
  • As an alternative to regular membership options (starting at $8/day), CaBi is offering a flat $2 fare for single trips under 30 minutes. 

Washington Area Bicyclist Association - Tips and directions on the best bike routes along the Blue and Yellow line corridor in Virginia. 

Fairfax County Bike Connections - Bike connections from Fairfax County around the SafeTrack Surge zones. 

CARPOOLS, VANPOOLS & OTHER RESOURCES

Commuter Connections - Provides commute options to get to work and get you home in an unexpected emergency. Among many services, it offers ridematching for carpools and administers the Guaranteed Ride Home program. 

Carshare Alexandria! - A partnership between the City of Alexandria and vanpool services.

Van Start/Van Save - The Local Motion Van Start program for vanpools that have the City of Alexandria as their destination.

Fairfax County Ride Sources -  The RideSources program provides commuters with free ridesharing information, including ridematching assistance to form or join carpools or vanpools.

Vanpool Alliance - A public-private partnership to support vanpool riders and providers in Northern Virginia.

OmniMatch - Commuters in Prince William County seeking an alternative to Metrorail can register with OmniMatch program, which helps residents find carpools and vanpools.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or need assistance planning your trip, please call Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000.