Metro SafeTrack Surge #6 begins

- Residents, commuters, and visitors to the District of Columbia will face delays if they are riding Metro's Red Line due to the transit system's Surge #6 of their SafeTrack maintenance plan.

Starting on Monday, August 1, the Metro Red Line will be continuously single tracking between the Takoma and Silver Spring stations. Surge #6 will last until August 7.

FULL DETAILS FROM METRO:

SafeTrack Surge #6: Takoma to Silver Spring

Red Line trains will continuously single track between Takoma and Silver Spring from August 1 through August 7, 2016.

On weekdays:

  • Red Line trains will run between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 6 minutes during AM/PM rush; every 12 minutes midday and evening. Passengers traveling to stations north of NoMa-Gallaudet must transfer to continue their trip.
  • Red Line trains will run between Glenmont and Grosvenor every 12 minutes. Customers traveling to stations north of Grosvenor must transfer to continue their trip.
  • After 10pm trains will run between Shady Grove and Glenmont every 15 minutes.
  • Customers traveling between Fort Totten and Downtown DC should use the Green Line as an alternative.
  • All Red Line customers should consider alternate travel options and avoid traveling during rush-hour periods if possible.

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

Red line trains may be very crowded, especially during rush hour due to severe service reductions. Expect significantly longer wait times at the following stations:

Glenmont Red Line Takoma Red Line
Wheaton Red Line Brookland Red Line
Forest Glen Red Line Rhode Island Ave Red Line
Silver Spring Red Line NoMa-Gallaudet Red Line
Fort Totten Red Line  


TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES

Montgomery County SafeTrack - Resources for Montgomery County residents, commuters and visitors to plan for SafeTrack
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

The District Department of Transportation will extend rush hour parking restrictions during AM and PM rush by 30 minutes for morning and evening rush and provide traffic signal timing enhancements as needed. Rush hour will be 7 am - 10 am and 4 pm - 7 pm Monday through Friday. DDOT will also deploy Traffic Control Officers (TCOs) at high traffic intersections as needed.

BUS OPTIONS

  • Ride On will run free weekday rush hour express shuttle bus service between Silver Spring, Takoma and Fort Totten and between Grosvenor-Strathmore, Medical Center, Bethesda and Friendship Heights Metrorail stations.
  • Enhanced weekday rush hour service will be provided on Metrobus 80G8P6, and Y7.
  • Enhanced midday service will be provided on MetroExtra S9 limited stop service.

Metrobus
Printable detailed bus information (pdf)

80 Fort Totten Station - Brookland Station - Union Station - Gallery  Place - Metro Center - McPherson Square - Farragut North Station - Farragut South Station - Kennedy Center
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)
G8 Rhode Island Ave - Brookland - Shaw - Metro Center - Farragut North - Farragut West
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)
P6 Rhode Island Ave Station - Gallery Place - Metro Center - Archives Station - Waterfront Station - Navy Yard Station - Anacostia Station
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)
Y7 Silver Spring Station - Forest Glen Station - Wheaton Station - Glenmont Station - Georgia Ave. ICC Park & Ride Lot
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)
S9 MetroExtra 16th Street Limited Line - Silver Spring Station - Columbia Heights Station - McPherson Square Station - Franklin Square
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From Silver Spring
70 Silver Spring - Georgia Ave - Mt. Vernon Square - Gallery Place - Archives
79 MetroExtra limited stop service Silver Spring - Shaw-Howard Univ. - Mt. Vernon Square - Archives
J1, J2, J3 Silver Spring - Medical Center - Bethesda - Montgomery Mall Transit Center
J4 MetroExtra limited stop service College Park - Silver Spring - Bethesda
J5 Silver Spring - Grosvenor - White Flint - Twinbrook
Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6 Silver Spring - Forest Glen - Wheaton - Rockville - Shady Grove 
S2, S4 Silver Spring - McPherson Square - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
S9 MetroExtra 16th Street Limited Line - Silver Spring Station - Columbia Heights Station - McPherson Square Station - Franklin Square
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)
Y2, Y7, Y8 Silver Spring Station - Forest Glen Station - Wheaton Station - Glenmont Station - Georgia Ave. ICC Park & Ride Lot
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From Takoma
52, 53, 54 Takoma - Columbia Heights - McPherson Square - Metro Center - Federal Triangle - Smithsonian - L'Enfant
62, 63 Takoma - Georgia Ave - U Street - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
K2 Takoma - Fort Totten

From Fort Totten
60, 64 Fort Totten - Georgia Ave-Petworth - U Street - Metro Center - Federal Triangle
80 Fort Totten Station - Brookland Station - Union Station - Gallery  Place - Metro Center - McPherson Square - Farragut North Station, Farragut South Station - Kennedy Center
E4 Fort Totten - Friendship Heights
K2 Fort Totten - Takoma

From Brookland
H1 Brookland - Columbia Heights - Dupont Circle - Foggy Bottom
H2, H3, H4 Brookland - Columbia Heights - Cleveland Park - Tenleytown

From Rhode Island Ave
D8 Rhode Island Ave to Union Station
G8 Rhode Island Ave to Brookland - Shaw - Metro Center - Farragut North - Farragut West
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)
H8 Rhode Island Ave to Brookland - Georgia Ave-Petworth - Columbia Heights
P6 Rhode Island Ave Station - Gallery Place - Metro Center - Archives Station - Waterfront Station - Navy Yard Station - Anacostia Station 
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From NoMa-Gallaudet
D4 NoMa to Mt. Vernon Square - Franklin Square - Farragut North - Farragut West. Service to Dupont Circle rush hour only
D8 Rhode Island Ave - Union Station
P6 Rhode Island Ave Station - Gallery Place - Metro Center - Archives Station - Waterfront Station - Navy Yard Station - Anacostia Station
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From Forest Glen
J5 Silver Spring - Grosvenor - White Flint - Twinbrook
Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6 Silver Spring - Forest Glen - Wheaton - Rockville - Shady Grove
Y2, Y7, Y8 Silver Spring Station - Forest Glen Station - Wheaton Station - Glenmont Station - Georgia Ave. ICC Park & Ride Lot
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From Wheaton
C2, C4 Twinbrook - Wheaton - Prince George's Plaza - Greenbelt
Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6 Silver Spring - Forest Glen - Wheaton - Rockville - Shady Grove
Y2, Y7, Y8 Silver Spring Station - Forest Glen Station - Wheaton Station - Glenmont Station - Georgia Ave. ICC Park & Ride Lot
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From Glenmont
C8 White Flint - Glenmont - College Park
Y2, Y7, Y8 Silver Spring Station - Forest Glen Station - Wheaton Station - Glenmont Station - Georgia Ave. ICC Park & Ride Lot
(enhanced timetable/regular timetable)

From Friendship Heights
30N, 30S Friendship Heights - Tenleytown - Foggy Bottom - Farragut West - Farragut North - McPherson Square - Federal Triangle - Archives - Eastern Market - Potomac Ave - Southern Ave - Naylor Rd
31, 33 Friendship Heights - Tenleytown - Foggy Bottom - Farragut West - McPherson Square - Federal Triangle
E4 Friendship Heights - Fort Totten
N2, N4, N6 Friendship Heights - Tenleytown - Farragut North - Farragut West

From Tenleytown
30N, 30S Friendship Heights - Tenleytown - Foggy Bottom - Farragut West - Farragut North - McPherson Square - Federal Triangle - Archives - Eastern Market - Potomac Ave - Southern Ave - Naylor Rd
31, 33 Friendship Heights - Tenleytown - Foggy Bottom - Farragut West - McPherson Square - Federal Triangle 

Montgomery County Ride On
Ride On will provide free bus shuttles every 10 minutes during peak travel times:

  • Silver Spring to Fort Totten stations (connecting with Metro’s Green Line) with service at Takoma Station.
  • Grosvenor-Strathmore to Friendship Heights stations, with stops at Medical Center and Bethesda.

From Takoma
Route 312131416 Takoma Station to Silver Spring Station

From Silver Spring 
Route 1 , 11 Silver Spring - Friendship Heights
Route 312131416 Silver Spring - Takoma 
Route 5 Silver Spring - Twinbrook
Route 9 Silver Spring - Wheaton

From Forest Glen
Route 7 Forest Glen - Wheaton
Route 8 Silver Spring - Forest Glen - Wheaton

From Wheaton 
Route 7 Wheaton - Forest Glen
Route 8 Wheaton - Forest Glen - Silver Spring
Route 9 Wheaton - Silver Spring
Route 31 Wheaton - Glenmont
Route 34 Wheaton - Medical Center - Bethesda - Friendship Heights
Route 37 Wheaton - Grosvenor - Potomac
Route 38 Wheaton - White Flint
Route 48 Wheaton - Rockville 

From Glenmont
Route 10 Twinbrook - Glenmont - Hillandale
Route 26 Glenmont - Twinbrook - White Flint - Montgomery Mall
Route 31 Glenmont - Wheaton
Route 33 Glenmont - Medical Center
Route 49 Glenmont - Rockville 
Route 53 Glenmont - Shady Grove

From Friendship Heights
Route 111 Friendship Heights - Silver Spring
Route 34  Friendship Heights - Bethesda - Medical Center - Wheaton 


RAIL OPTION
MARC
Consider riding MARC’s Brunswick Line  from Silver Spring or Kensington to Union Station. MTA is planning to add an extra car per train to accommodate additional riders.

Metrorail
Red Line customers at Fort Totten consider using Green Line as an alternate to/from Downtown DC

PARKING OPTIONS
If your park and ride at Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring or Takoma, consider other county Park & Ride facilities or parking at a Green Line station.

BIKING
Montgomery County Bike/Walk - Resources on biking throughout Montgomery County, including bike maps and information for bike commuters.
Silver Spring Bikeways - Designated bikeways connecting Silver Spring to Takoma Park, Prince George's County and Washington, D.C.
Capital Bikeshare - A bike transit service of the departments of transportation in the District of ColumbiaArlington 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
Commuter Connections - Provides commute options to get to work and get you home in an unexpected emergency. Among many services, it offers ridematching for carpools and vanpools and administers the Guaranteed Ride Home program. 
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

DDOT extended rush hour parking restrictions: 7 am - 10 am and 4pm - 7 pm. 

  • 1500-3100 Rhode Island Avenue NW to NE
  • 1500-3000 North Capitol Street
  • 1000-8000 16th Street


Traffic Control Officers will be deployed at high-traffic intersections as needed.

MCDOT to Provide Supplemental Bus and Other Services During SafeTrack Surges


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

 

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories