Metro SafeTrack Continues: Next Surge Starts April 15

Metro SafeTrack Continues: Next Surge Starts April 15
April 06, 2017

Metro's SafeTrack surge work will continue with surge No. 14 beginning on Saturday, April 15. For details on the latest SafeTrack schedule, visit Metro’s website.

Next Project: Green Line Surge from Greenbelt to College Park  

The next SafeTrack surge will be at the northern end of the green line. Originally planned as a longer period of continuous single tracking, Metro will instead conduct Surge No. 14 as a shutdown to reduce the duration of the project and mitigate the impact to customers elsewhere along the green line. 

From April 15 through April 29

  • Two stations will be closed: Greenbelt and College Park
  • Free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt and Prince George’s Plaza stations with an intermediate stop at College Park. 
  • Green line trains will run close to regular service elsewhere on the line; approximately every 6 to 8 minutes during rush hours. 
  • Yellow rush plus trains will not operate.

From April 30 through May 14

  • Only Greenbelt Station will be closed. 
  • Free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt and College Park stations. 
  • Green line trains will run close to regular service between College Park and Branch Avenue; approximately every 6 to 8 minutes during rush hours. 
  • Yellow rush plus trains will not operate.

GW will be open and operating on a normal schedule during Metro's SafeTrack project.

Since many students, faculty, staff and visitors depend on Metro to commute to work, to take classes and visit GW's locations throughout the region, we encourage the university community to keep in mind the following reminders:

  • Metro's SafeTrack project began in June 2016 and is expected to continue through June 2017. During this project, major service disruptions—including station closures and single tracking—are anticipated, resulting in extended commuting times. Also in June 2016, Metrorail began closing at midnight seven days a week.
  • Be familiar with the SafeTrack schedule and know the dates, lines and stations being worked on so you can adequately plan your commute. Visit Metro's website for more information. 
  • Sign up for MetroAlerts for continued updates.

Employees who are affected by Metro's service disruptions should work directly with their supervisors to discuss flexible work arrangement options. The Division of Information Technology offers a Technology Checklist for those who plan to telecommute or work from an alternate location.

For information on alternate transportation options, including Commuter Connections and NuRide rideshare, visit GW Transportation and Parking Services.

The university will continue to provide additional guidance and information on CampusAdvisories.gwu.edu.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to the GW Emergency Response Handbook and the Designated and Essential Employee brochure.