SafeTrack Metro plan will not be finalized Monday

- Metro's massive effort to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the system will not be finalized Monday.

The "SafeTrack" maintenance repair program, which is expected to eliminate maintenance backlogs and restore infrastructure to good health, will accelerate three years of work into one year.

Metro said last week that it was possible the plan would be ready by the beginning of this week, however on Monday, FOX 5 learned it would take the transit agency longer to finalize.

The plan will include weeknight track work beginning at 8 pm. Beginning June 3, Metro will close at midnight – seven days a week. In addition, there will be no extended hours early openings or late closings.

Two issues caused delays along Metro lines over the weekend. Debris on the tracks at L’Enfant Plaza around 11 a.m. on Sunday caused the first delay. No injuries were reported and the fire was quickly put out by crews on the scene.

A second incident at the Bethesda station was caused by a suspected arcing insulator. Trains single tracked while the incident was addressed. No injuries were reported.

BELOW IS A COMPLETE LIST OF 15 SERVICE CHANGES, WHICH METRO CALLS "SAFETY SURGES," INCLUDED IN THE PLAN:

JUNE 4 - 19 (15 DAYS)
BLUE LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD & VAN DORN STREET
continuous single tracking between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn St.
Trains from Franconia every 24 mins, From Van Dorn St. every 12 mins
Shuttle buses during rush hour between Franconia and Pentagon

JUNE 20 - JULY 3 (13 DAYS)
GREEN & YELLOW LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT GREENBELT ONLY
Continuous single tracking between Greenbelt and College Park
Trains from Greenbelt every 12 minutes
Buses on standby in the event of a disruption in single tracking zone

JULY 5 (10 PM) - JULY 12 (7 DAYS)
BLUE & YELLOW LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL TIMES IN MANY STATIONS, PRIMARILY YELLOW & BLUE LINES IN VIRGINIA
Line segment shutdown between National Airport and Braddock Road
Trains run every 12 minutes
Shuttle buses operate iva Metroway between Braddock Road, Crystal City, and Pentagon City
Service between DC and National Airport available via train

JULY 12 - 19 (7 DAYS)
BLUE & YELLOW LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL TIMES IN MANY STATIONS, PRIMARILY YELLOW & BLUE LINES IN VIRGINIA
Line segment shutdown between National Airport and Pentagon City
Trains run every 12 minutes
Shuttle buses operate via Metroway between Braddock Road, Crystal City and Pentagon City
Reagan National Airport served via shuttle bus to and from Pentagon City and Braddock Road

JULY 20 - JULY 31 (11 DAYS)
GREEN & YELLOW LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT GREENBELT
Continuous single tracking between Greenbelt and College Park
Trains from Greenbelt every 12 minutes
Buses on standby in the event of a disruption in single tracking zone

AUGUST 1-8 (7 DAYS)
RED LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT MOST RED LINE STATIONS
Continuous single tracking between Takoma Park & Silver Spring
Trains from Shady Grove to NoMa will run every 6 minutes
Trains from Glenmont to Grosvenor will run every 12 minutes

AUGUST 9-19 (10 DAYS)
RED LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT SHADY GROVE & ROCKVILLE
Continuous single tracking between Shady Grove and Twinbrook
Trains from Shady Grove and Rockville run every 18 minutes
Buses on standby in the event of a service disruption in single track zone

AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 56 (16 DAYS)
ORANGE, BLUE, SILVER LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL STATIONS
Line segment shutdown between Eastern Market and Minnesota/Benning Road
Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue stations closed
Orange Line: trains run every 10 minutes
Silver Line: trains run every 10 minutes
Blue Line: trains run every 12 minutes between Franconia and Arlingon Cemetery

SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 21 (42 DAYS)
ORANGE LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT VIENNA & DUNN LORING STATIONS
Continuous single tracking between Vienna and West Falls Church
Trains at Vienna and Dunn Loring run every 18 minutes

OCTOBER 9 - NOVEMBER 2 (23 DAYS)
RED LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT MOST RED LINE STATIONS
Line segment shutdown between NoMa and Fort Totten
Trains in two segments:
Shady Grove to NoMa - run every 5 minutes
Glenmont to Fort Totten - run every 10 minutes

NOVEMBER 2-12 (10 DAYS)
ORANGE & SILVER LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL STATIONS
Trains from Vienna to New Carrollton run every 16 minutes
Silver line trains every 16 minutes
Addtional trains added East Falls Church to New Carrollton

NOVEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 5 (23 DAYS)
ORANGE & SILVER LINES - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL STATIONS
Continuous single tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston
Trains run every 18 minutes between Vienna and Ballston
Silver Line trains run every 18 minutes
Additional trains added Ballston to New Carrollton

DECEMBER 6-24 (18 DAYS)
BLUE LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL STATIONS
Line segment shutdown between Pentagon and Rosslyn
Arlington Cemetery Station closed (note: There will be service on Saturday, December 17 for Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery)
Blue Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery only
Shuttle buses between Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery

MARCH 6-14 (14 DAYS)
ORANGE AND SILVER LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL STATIONS
Continuous single tracking between West Falls Church and East Falls Church
Trains run every 16 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton
Silver Line trains run every 16 minutes
Trains added from East Falls Church to New Carrollton

APRIL 16 - MAY 8 (21 DAYS)
BLUE & YELLOW LINE - REDUCED SERVICE AT ALL STATIONS
Continuous single trackign between Braddock Road and Huntington/Van Dorn St.
Blue Line Trains run every 18 minutes
Yellow Line trains run every 6 minutes between National Airport & Mt. Vernon Square
Shuttle train between Huntington and King Street

JANUARY 2 - MARCH 7, 2017
RED LINE - SINGLE TRACKING AFTER 8 PM
Single tracking starting at 8 pm EVERY NIGHT except Inauguration Week from Friendship Heights to Medical Center
Trains will run every 15-20 minutes

The following is a list of the work that is included in the plan:

- Tunnel lighting
- Third rail cables and boots
- Emergency signage
- Debris clearing
- Ventilation work and fan control
- Tunnel washing
- Insulator replacement
- Fastener replacement
- Rail renewal
- Radio system/cell phone installation
- Interlocking maintenance
- Third rail cover boards

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