SafeTrack Surge 11 Slows Orange, Silver Lines; May Affect Blue Line

Riders on Metro's Orange and Silver lines may experience some delays Monday as the latest round of SafeTrack gets underway. 

Trains on those lines will continuously single-track between the West Falls Church and East Falls Church stations until Dec. 21. Metro says riders should make alternate travel plans and avoid using the rail in the area during rush hour, if possible.

On weekdays, riders can expect crowding on all Orange and Silver line trains. Orange Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Vienna and New Carrollton. Silver Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center.

Crowding on Blue Line trains between Rosslyn and Stadium-Armory stations is expected to be heavy, due to the reduced capacity on the Orange and Silver lines.

On the weekends, service on those lines may change due to other planned track work in the Metro system. For more information about travel alternatives, brochures and maps and additional bus service, visit the Metro advisory page for SafeTrack.

This is the final SafeTrack work for 2016. Four more surges are planned for 2017, but those dates have not been finalized.

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