Metro's SafeTrack Surge Projects Continue

Metro's SafeTrack Surge Projects Continue
November 22, 2016

Metro's SafeTrack surge projects will continue through the rest of the year. For details on the SafeTrack schedule, visit Metro's website.

East Falls Church-West Falls Church (Orange and Silver Lines)

From Nov. 28-Dec. 21, trains will single track at all times between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations.

Updated SafeTrack schedule information for 2017 will be announced in December with specific start and end dates.

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 March 2017. During this project, major service disruptions—including station closures and single tracking—are anticipated, resulting in extended commuting times. As of June 3, Metrorail closes 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 at
  • Sign up for MetroAlerts at 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 (