Metro SafeTrack phase 9 begins

Riders deal with long delays on Orange Line

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Phase 9 of Metro's maintenance plan started Thursday morning at 5 a.m. and it will last for six weeks.

There is continuous single tracking between the Vienna and West Falls Church stations on the Orange Line. 

Commuters  have to get off their trains at West Falls Church, before heading into D.C. or farther into Virginia.

In addition, the Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations will be closed for the next two weekends. 

Metro announced the dates for the remaining SafeTrack surges on Wednesday. The dates are as follows:

Surge #10: NoMa-Gallaudet-Fort Totten from October 29 - November 22

  • Red Line rail service will not operate between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations. Two stations–Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue–will be closed. Buses will operate between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave and NoMa. Customers can use the Green Line as an alternate route between Fort Totten and Downtown DC (Gallery Place). Red Line trains will operate less frequently than normal at all stations, and riders are encouraged to use alternate routes. 

Surge #11: East Falls Church-West Falls Church from November 28 - December 21

  • Trains will single track at all times between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations, affecting both Orange and Silver line service. Trains will run every 16 minutes at all times, with heavy crowding expected during rush hour periods. Riders are encouraged to use alternate routes. 


Speed restrictions slow down Metro riders even more

Metro will single-track on Orange line starting Thursday



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