Metro says it needs more time for inspections

End of SafeTrack pushed back a month

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Metro announced new changes to its schedule of rail shutdowns and delays as part of the agency’s massive safety makeover plan.

It has now moved back its partial shutdown of the Red Line to October 29. For 23 days, no trains will run between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten.

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Metro has also tripled the time it needs for single-tracking on the Orange and Silver Lines. Now there will be 23 days of slow trains between East Falls Church and West Falls Church starting November 28.

The agency said it needed more time for inspections of track crossovers.

Metro is expected to announce safety surges for 2017 in December.

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