After a temporary suspension of track work for the Cherry Blossom Festival season, Metro’s massive rebuilding effort, Metro Forward, will resume midday track work on Monday, April 16.
Weekend tack work will continue on April 20.
“We have made considerable progress on improving the safety and reliability of Metrorail, but we have much more to do,” said Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles. “I know that there are times when this work inconveniences our customers, and we appreciate their continued understanding as we rebuild.”
Metro riders will be able to take a bus Metro will provide to replace the train on portions of the rail line where rebuilding is taking place.
Metro Forward will work on a number of projects this year including:
Metro also announced it would install new “Guarded #8” switches. These switches are a key National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendation and will be completed next m onth.
“Metro Forward is the largest capital program in Metro’s history, and the biggest single undertaking since the construction of the system itself,” said Rob Troup, Metro’s Assistant General Manager of Transit Infrastructure and Engineering Services.
Metro is encouraging community organizations and local businesses to consult the track work calendar when planning special events.