SafeTrack Plan


SafeTrack is a massive, comprehensive effort to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate Metrorail system on accelerated basis by expanding ALL available maintenance windows. The accelerated plan will accomplish 3 years worth of work in approximately 1 year by extending track-work hours to weeknights, weekends, midday hours and during certain rush hours — both above ground and in tunnels. During this time, line segment shutdowns of less than one month.

SafeTrack Memo – Click here to see the SafeTrack Memo from FTA

Jurisdictional and Regional Resources

Arlington County

City of Alexandria

Commuter Connections


Fairfax County


Montgomery County

Prince George’s

WMATA (Metro)

Additional Resources

Free Carpool Mobile App

Biking during SafeTrack

Parking Availability

Surge Schedule

Click New Schedule to see 2017 updates


WEEKNIGHT: Expand maintenance time by allowing crews to start at 8PM on weeknights (adds 2 hours of productive time nightly)

MID-DAYS: Conduct certain types of maintenance between AM and PM rush hours 10AM-3PM Mon-Fri

WEEKENDS: Expand weekend maintenance by closing system at midnight on Friday and Saturday nights (adds 6 hours/week). • Midnight closings will start Friday, June 3. (Last 3 a.m. closing Saturday, May 28.)

MORATORIUM ON EXTENDED HOURS: Avoid deferring/rescheduling maintenance by placing a one-year moratorium on new requests for early openings or late closings. Will reevaluate once system is in state of good repair.

SAFETY SURGES: Maximize efficiency of work that requires long-duration outages through continuous single tracking or line-segment shutdowns where buses replace trains.

Click individual maps below for specific surge information by date

June 17 – June 25  Shutdown of a five mile segment from Shady Grove to Twinbrook