Friday, October 28, 2016

SafeTrack Surge 10 Begins October 29 – Are You Ready?

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) SafeTrack Surge 10 will affect the Red Line from October 29 through November 22. This surge is expected to cause delays on the entire Red Line -- the Metrorail system’s busiest line. WMATA is urging commuters to find alternatives, particularly during weekday, peak travel hours. Surge 10 is the last surge that will directly affect Montgomery County.

Critical Information About SafeTrack Surge 10
  • Metrorail stations at Brookland-CUA and Rhode Island Ave. will be closed.
  • Red Line trains will run in two segments -- Shady Grove to NoMa-Gallaudet U every six minutes and Glenmont to Fort Totten every ten minutes.
  • For those riding other sections of the Red Line, there will be fewer trains arriving less often.
  • Metro will run free shuttle buses to replace trains between NoMa-Gallaudet U and Fort Totten.
  • Ride On will run free shuttle buses between the Silver Spring, Takoma and Fort Totten Metrorail stations during extended rush hours.
  • The Green/Yellow Line provides a good alternative between Fort Totten and Gallery Place.
  • Other alternatives include the MARC train; additional Metrobuses along key north-south routes; and Park and Ride lots at Green/Yellow Line Metrorail stations.
  • Overall, Red Line customers are urged to consider telecommuting, off-peak travel, bus, MARC and other alternatives. Commuters should expect trains to be extremely crowded.

Help for Riders
Transportation alternatives available using buses, MARC train, Metrorail or bikes.
Get more information about transportation alternatives available using buses, MARC train, the Metrorail Green/Yellow Line or bikes: Read more.

Help for Drivers
Learn more about park and ride, ride-sharing, car share, telecommuting and what MCDOT is doing to help drivers. Read more.

Explore Commuter Services Options
Get help to start telecommuting and flex time programs and learn more about the County’s FareShare program that reduces the cost of some commuting options. Read more.

Other Ways MCDOT is Helping to Educate Travelers
Look for Ride On staff, signs and other information at affected Metrorail stations or check out Ride On’s social media. Read more.

Additional information:
Montgomery County Press Release