Metro SafeTrack & City of Fairfax

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SafeTrack Surge 12: Blue Line | Rosslyn to Pentagon

From February 11 through February 28, 2017, SafeTrack Surge #12 will be in effect on a portion of the Blue Line between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations.

 

Highlights:

  • No trains will run between Rosslyn and Pentagon
  • Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed
  • Blue Line trains will be replaced by Yellow Rush+ service running at all times between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt

 


What is Metro SafeTrack?

 SafeTrack is an accelerated track work plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability.

SafeTrack accelerates three years' worth of work into approximately one year. The plan significantly expands maintenance time on weeknights, weekends and midday hours and includes 15 "Safety Surges" - long duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system. 

How will SafeTrack impact my commute? 

Due to reduced capacity and expected longer travel times, Metrorail riders are encouraged to consider using alternate travel options while safety surge work is scheduled on their line. Trains and platforms are expected to be extremely crowded during peak periods and customers may experience extended delays. During line segment shutdowns, limited shuttle bus service will replace trains between the shutdown zones.

Be sure to visit the Metro SafeTrack webpage for the Surge Projects schedule, alternative travel options and more. 

Alternative Transit Options

Check out Washington Area Bicyclist Association's page on 'How to Bike During SafeTrack'.

To/From Vienna

  • City of Fairfax CUE Bus - Operating on Normal Schedule
  • Fairfax Connector supplemental express service - Vienna Metrorail Station to Pentagon (AM/PM rush only). See schedule below.
  • 1A - Vienna Metrorail Station to Ballston 

To/From East Falls Church

To/From West Falls Church 

  • FREE Metrobus load-and-go shuttle service to Ballston.
  • 3T - West Falls Church to East Falls Church.

To/From Dunn Loring

  • 1B - Dunn Loring to Ballston (AM/PM rush only)
  • 2A - Dunn Loring to East Falls Church, Ballston
           ( enhanced weekday rush schedule | regular timetable)
  • Fairfax Connector 401, 402 - Dunn Loring to Annandale, Springfield, Tysons
  • Fairfax Connector 462 - Dunn Loring to Central Vienna, Tysons

To/From Ballston

  • 1A - Vienna Metrorail Station to Ballston 
  • 1B - Dunn Loring to Ballston (AM/PM rush only)
  • 1E - Seven Corners to Ballston
  • 2A - Dunn Loring to East Falls Church, Ballston
           ( enhanced weekday rush schedule | regular timetable)
  • 10B - Hunting Point to Ballston
  • 22A22C - Ballston to Pentagon
  • 23B - Crystal City to Ballston (AM/PM rush only)
  • 23T - Shirlington to Tysons Corner Center (AM/PM rush only)
  • 25B - Ballston to Van Dorn St
  • 38B - Ballston to Farragut Square (enhanced weekday rush schedule - coming soon! | regular timetable)
  • ART 52 - Ballston - Virginia Hospital Center - East Falls Church
  • ART 53 - Ballston - Old Glebe - East Falls Church
  • ART 62 - Courthouse - Lorcom Lane - Ballston

To/From Rosslyn

Fairfax Connector Supplemental Vienna/Pentagon Express Service Schedule

**SafeTrack supplemental connector express service fare is $4 per trip and $2 for seniors and people with disabilities**

AM EASTBOUND PM WESTBOUND
VIENNA METRO SOUTH SIDE BAY N PENTAGON
BAY L-7
PENTAGON BAY L-7 VIENNA METRO SOUTH SIDE BAY N
5:40 6:22 15:20 16:05
6:00 6:42 15:40 16:25
6:20 7:02 16:00 16:45
6:40 7:22 16:20 17:05
6:55 7:37 16:40 17:25
7:12 7:54 17:00 17:45
7:32 8:14 17:20 18:05
7:52 8:34 17:40 18:25
8:12 8:54 18:00 18:45
8:29 9:11 18:20 19:05
8:40 9:22

 

Why is SafeTrack necessary?

Metrorail is currently open 135 out of 168 hours per week, leaving insufficient time for maintenance and other necessary track work. By closing the system at midnight on weekends and expanding weekday maintenance opportunities, SafeTrack addresses FTA and NTSB safety recommendations and deferred maintenance backlogs while restoring track infrastructure to good health. In addition the 15 "Safety Surges" will utilize long-duration track outages through around-the-clock single tracking or line-segment shutdowns that will impact rush hour commutes.

Connect with City of Fairfax Transportation

SafeTrack will be on ongoing process. While improvements are being made to Metro, we recommend staying up to date via the following methods.

City of Fairfax Transportation will continue to provide helpful info via our websitesocial media, and more, to keep residents informed of any and all delays in regular service, as well as alternative transportation options.

Also, please find the links below for more information:

 

Check out Washington Area Bicyclist Association's page on 'How to Bike During SafeTrack'.
Check out Washington Area Bicyclist Association's page on 'How to Bike During SafeTrack'.
Check out Washington Area Bicyclist Association's page on 'How to Bike During SafeTrack'.
Check out Washington Area Bicyclist Association's page on 'How to Bike During SafeTrack'.

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