Metro SafeTrack Continues: Next Surge Starts March 4

March 02, 2017

**UPDATE: Metro to extend Safetrack Surge No. 13 for 3 days because of winter weather in March.  For details visit Metro’s website. **

Metro's SafeTrack surge work will continue with surge No. 13 beginning on March 4. For details on the latest SafeTrack schedule, visit Metro’s website.

Next Project: Blue and yellow line work in Virginia

From March 4 through April. 9, SafeTrack Surge No. 13 will be in effect on portions of the blue and yellow lines in Virginia. This surge is a two-part project:

From March 4 through April 1, trains will run less frequently on the both the blue line between the Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street stations and on the yellow line between Braddock Road and Huntington stations. Highlights include:  

  • Continuous single tracking will take place on both lines between the affected stations.
  • Blue line trains will run every 24 minutes, even during rush hour.
  • Additional yellow lines will operate between Ronald Reagan National Airport and Mt. Vernon Square stations.
  • No yellow rush plus service will be offered.
  • Normal blue line service will resume on April 2.

From April 2 through April 9

  • Continuous single tracking on the yellow line only between King St.-Old Town and Huntington stations.
  • Yellow line trains between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square stations will operate every 24 minutes at all times.
  • Yellow line customers traveling south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport should consider transferring at the Pentagon, Pentagon City or Crystal City stations to continue their trip and avoid crowding. 

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

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