SafeTrack Surge #10 to have major impact on Metro's Red Line

- Metro's SafeTrack Surge #10 is set to begin on Saturday, which means getting to and from work for metro riders is about to get much more difficult.  It’s estimated that the upcoming surge #10 on the VERY popular red line will impact an estimated 200,000 riders a day starting Saturday. 

Trains will not be running between the NoMa-Gallaudet U and Fort Totten stations, and the work will have an especially large impact on Montgomery County and Northeast D.C. residents. The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations will be closed.

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ON WEEKDAYS:

  • Red Line trains will run in two segments: Shady Grove to NoMa-Gallaudet U every 6 minutes and Glenmont to Fort Totten every 10 minutes resulting in severe service reductions.
  • Two stations will be closed: Brookland-CUA and Rhode Island Ave.
  • Limited free shuttle buses will replace trains between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Fort Totten.
  • After 9:00 p.m., Red Line trains will run every 15 minutes.
  • The last Fort Totten-bound Red Line train will depart Glenmont at 11:02 p.m. (35 minutes earlier).
  • Green Line provides alternate path for travel between Fort Totten and Gallery Place.
  • Red Line customers should consider alternate travel options and avoid traveling during rush-hour periods if possible; expect trains to be extremely crowded.
  • MARC and VRE customers should consider transfering to Metro at alternate stations to avoid crowding/delays at Union Station

Red Line: Expect crowding on all Red Line trains, especially during rush hour due to severe service reductions. Customers should also expect significantly longer wait times.

Green Line / Yellow Line: Expect additional crowding on Green and Yellow line trains between Fort Totten and Gallery Place due to a large shift of riders from the Red Line.

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

Brochures and Maps

Map of full service impacts (pdf)
Surge 10 brochure (pdf)
Parking Availability (pdf)
Supplemental bus service map (pdf)
Printable bus information (pdf)
Student bus options (pdf)
Metrobus system map (pdf)
NoMa-Gallaudet U bus & shuttle map (pdf)
Rhode Island Ave bus & shuttle map (pdf)
Brookland bus & shuttle map (pdf)
Fort Totten bus & shuttle map (pdf)

TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES

DC SafeTrack page (ddot.dc.gov/safetrack) - District Department of Transportation transit options during SafeTrack Surges
goDCgo (Safetrack.goDCgo.com)  - Resources for DC residents, commuters and visitors to plan for SafeTrack
Montgomery County SafeTrack - Resources for Montgomery County residents, commuters and visitors to plan for SafeTrack
MARC Commuter Rail SafeTrack information - Resources for Red Line customers using MARC commuter rail as an alternative

  • Limited free shuttle bus service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave and NoMa-Gallaudet U during all Metrorail operating hours.
  • Montgomery County Ride On will operate free shuttle buses every 10 minutes during weekday peak periods, 5:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. between Silver Spring, Takoma and Fort Totten stations.
  • Customers should use the Green and Yellow Lines at Fort Totten for the fastest and easiest way to travel to the downtown area.
  • Metrobus will operate enhanced service on the 80, (regular timetable/enhanced timetable) P6 (regular timetable/enhanced timetable) and L2 (regular timetable/enhanced timetable) during weekday peak periods.
  • Metrobus S9 16th Street Limited will operate additional weekday, midday and peak period service. (regular timetable/enhanced timetable)
  • DC Circulator will operate expanded early morning and late night service on selected routes
  • Consider using the MARC Brunswick Line from Kensington or Silver Spring to Union Station

Advisory: Customers should be aware the National Park Service has begun the three-year Beach Drive Rehabilitation Project which closes down sections of Beach Drive. This will limit its use as an alternate transportation option during SafeTrack Surge #10.  For more information visit the Beach Drive Rehabilitation Project website or view flyer here.

BUS OPTIONS

Metrobus -

At Silver Spring

J4 Limited Stop Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - College Park-U of MD - Bethesda
J1, J2, J3 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - McPherson Sq - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
70  Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Georgia Ave-Petworth - Gallery Place - Archives
79  MetroExtra Georgia Avenue Limited - Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Georgia
Q1, Q2, Q4 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Wheaton - Forest Glen - Rockville - Shady Grove
S2, S4 - Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - McPherson Sq - Metro Center - Federal Triangle - Potomac Park
S9 16th Street Limited extra service added  Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Franklin Square (regular timetable/enhanced timetable)
Y2, Y7, Y8 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Glenmont - Wheaton - Forest Glen

At Takoma

52, 53, 54 - Takoma - Columbia Heights - McPherson Square - Metro Center - Federal Triangle - Smithsonian - L'Enfant Plaza
60, 64 Takoma - Georgia Ave-Petworth - U Street - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
62, 63 - Takoma - Georgia Ave-Petworth - U Street - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
Ave-Petworth - Shaw-Howard U - Gallery Place - Archives
K2 Takoma - Fort Totten

At NoMa-Gallaudet U

90, 92 NoMa-Gallaudet U - U Street - Eastern Market - Navy Yard - Anacostia - Congress Heights
X3 NoMa-Gallaudet U - U Street - Foggy Bottom - Federal Triangle - Minnesota Ave

At Rhode Island Ave

82, 83, 86 Rhode Island Ave - Prince George's Plaza - College Park-U of Md
D8 Rhode Island Ave - Union Station
G8 Rhode Island Ave Shopping Center - Brookland - Shaw-Howard - Metro Center - Farragut West - Farragut North
H8, H9 Rhode Island Ave - Brookland - Georgia Ave-Petworth - Columbia Heights
P6 Rhode Island Ave - Metro Center - Navy Yard-Ballpark - Anacostia Station
(regular timetable/enhanced timetable)

At Brookland-CUA

80  Brookland - Fort Totten - Union Station - Gallery Place - Metro Center - McPherson Square - Farragut North - Farragut West - Kennedy Center (regular timetable/enhanced timetable)
H1 Brookland - Columbia Heights - Adams Morgan - Dupont Circle - Foggy Bottom - Potomac Park
H2, H3, H4 Brookland - Columbia Heights - Cleveland Park - Tenleytown-AU
H8, H9 Brookland - Rhode Island Ave - Georgia Ave-Petworth - Columbia Heights - Mt. Pleasant
G8 Brookland - Rhode Island Ave Shopping Center - Shaw-Howard - Metro Center - Farragut West - Farragut North

At Fort Totten

60, 64 Fort Totten - Georgia Ave-Petworth - U Street - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
80 Fort Totten - Brookland - Union Station - Gallery Place - Metro Center - McPherson Square - Farragut North - Farragut West - Kennedy Center (regular timetable/enhanced timetable)
E4 Fort Totten - Friendship Heights
K2 Fort Totten - Takoma

DC Circulator-

Morning service on the Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square, the Georgetown-Union Station and the Dupont- Georgetown-Rosslyn routes will begin an hour earlier at 6 am Monday through Friday.
Late night service will be extended on the Georgetown-Union Station and the Dupont- Georgetown-Rosslyn routes until 3 am Friday and Saturday instead of 2 am.
The Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square will continue to run until 3:30 am.
Late night service on the Georgetown-Union Station route will be extended to run the full length of the route. Currently, the bus stops at McPherson Square Metro after 9 pm.

Ride On

Ride On will operate free shuttle buses every 10 minutes during weekday peak periods, 5:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. between Silver Spring, Takoma and Fort Totten stations.

Route   1 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Friendship Heights
Route   5 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - White Flint - Twinbrook
Route   8 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Forest Glen - Wheaton
Route   9 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Wheaton
Route 12 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Takoma
Route 13 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Takoma
Route 14 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Colesville Rd - University Blvd - Piney Branch Rd - Takoma
Route 18 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Takoma - Langley Park

RAIL OPTIONS
Due to less frequent Red Line service at Union Station, customers who connect from MARC or VRE to Metro may experience significant crowding and longer waits for trains.

MARC

Penn Line - All Union Station customers should consider connecting to the Metro system at New Carrollton.
Camden Line - All Union Station customers should consider connecting to the Metro system at Greenbelt.
Brunswick Line - Consider riding MARC from Rockville or Kensington. MTA is planning to add an extra car per train to accommodate additional riders. All Union Station customers should consider connecting to the S9 Metrobus at Silver Spring to reach downtown DC or use the free Ride On shuttle service from Silver Spring to connect to the Metro system at Fort Totten.

VRE

Manassas and Fredericksburg lines - Customers on both lines should consider connecting to the Metro system at L'Enfant Plaza, King Street or Crystal City.

BIKING

Montgomery County Bike/Walk - Resources on biking throughout Montgomery County, including bike maps and information for bike commuters.
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 - Information on bike options in SafeTrack Surge zones

CARPOOLS, VANPOOLS & OTHER RESOURCES

goDCgo - Resource for transportation information and options for getting into and around the District.
Commuter Connections - a regional network of transportation organizations providing free commuter services and information for the entire Washington DC Metropolitan area.  Set up a free account and you’re “one-click” away from finding other commuters going your way to carpool or vanpool with to and from work.
CarpoolNow mobile app provides free on-demand real-time carpooling services, instantly connecting drivers offering a ride with passengers seeking a ride.  CarpoolNow also displays routes, estimated pick-up times, and confirms pick-up and drop-off locations.  Set up a free account to get started.
Montgomery County Commuter Services - Promotes Better Ways to Work with a variety of incentives and tools to help make our roads less crowded while providing reliable transportation alternatives.
Montgomery County Car Sharing Services - Information on car sharing services available in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Carpool/Vanpool - Receive free assistance in forming a carpool or vanpool convenient to your home and office.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DC Circulator Expands Service for SafeTrack Surges - September 28, 2016
SafeTrack Employer Webinar - goDCgo.com produced webinar for employers to plan ahead and help your organization operate smoothly through the disruptions.
SafeTrack Employer ToolKit - goDCgo.com toolkit providing information, customized guides, resources and more for employers to help staff affected by SafeTrack get to work.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation will suspend road repair projects along key routes affected by Surge 10. On-street parking along Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in the Silver Spring area will also be prohibited from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays

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

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