SafeTrack Surge #7: Shady Grove to Twinbrook


WORK ZONE:
Shady Grove to Twinbrook, Continuous Single Tracking August 9 - August 21 (with Full Shutdown August 13‐14, August 20‐21)

SCOPE OF WORK: 
Renewal of rail and power infrastructure on this portion of the Red line, including crossties, track circuit equipment, and power cables.  

The critical tasks completed during the surge include:

  • Replaced over 3,500 crossties, about 35 percent of crossties in this area
  • Welded 6 joints
  • Replaced over 1,100 insulators
  • Repaired 72 power cables, 4 damaged orange boots and 36 pigtails
  • Repaired 19 track junction boxes and over 60 Intrusion Detection Warning System boxes, important safety features along fence lines
  • Removed vegetation and trash from over 1,600 feet of the track bed, improving drainage and eliminating fire hazards  

SafeTrack Photo Gallery (click on photo to view)

SafeTrack Surge #7 switch work Twinbrook

Surge #7 Video

Surge #6 and #7 Press Conference