SafeTrack Surge #6: Takoma to Silver Spring

Final Progress Report 8/11/16

Takoma to Silver Spring, Continuous Single Tracking August 1 - 7

Renewal of rail and power infrastructure on this portion of the Red line, including crossties, insulators and power cables.

The critical tasks completed during the surge include:

  • Replaced over 1300 crossties, several hundred more than originally planned and about 35 percent of all ties in the area
  • Replaced over 300 linear feet of rail and welded 14 joints
  • Replaced almost 500 insulators
  • Repaired 20 power cables
  • Repaired marker coils and D‐loops that provide station stopping information and speed commands to trains
  • Removed vegetation and trash from over 8,100 feet of the track bed, improving drainage and eliminating fire hazards

SafeTrack Photo Gallery (click on photo to view)

switch replacement