SafeTrack Surge #7: Shady Grove to Twinbrook

Progress Report as of 8/15/16
Final Progress Report as of 8/30/16

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

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