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Metro Extending Current SafeTrack Surge Due to Ice and Snow

Surge 13 will be extended by three days to April 12

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    The current SafeTrack surge will be extended by three days to make up for work missed because of Tuesday’s snow, Metro said.

    Surge 13, which has been ongoing since March 4, will now end on April 12. The surge affects trains on the Blue and Yellow Line between Van Dorn Street/Huntington and Braddock Road stations.

    The delay occurred because employees who were supposed to be performing track work were reassigned to help with snow removal, Metro said. Ice that formed on raised portions of the work zones delayed track work even further.

    During the surge, trains are continuously single-tracking through the work zones and all Blue Line trains run every 24 minutes. Yellow Line trains run every 24 minutes between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square stations and there is no Yellow Rush+ service.

    Starting April 2, Blue Line trains will run normally and Yellow Line trains will continuously single-track between King Street-Old Town and Huntington stations. This additional change will continue until the end of the surge.

    Metro is also warning commuters that buses may replace trains south of the Braddock Road station after 8 p.m. on March 24 and April 12. The closure may be needed to move heavy construction equipment.