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Get Ready for Safetrack Surge #6 Featuring the Red Line

by Prince Of Petworth July 27, 2016 at 3:40 pm 11 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From WMATA:

“Red Line trains will continuously single track between Takoma and Silver Spring from August 1 through August 7, 2016.

On weekdays:

Red Line trains will run between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 6 minutes during AM/PM rush; every 12 minutes midday and evening. Passengers traveling to stations north of NoMa-Gallaudet must transfer to continue their trip.
Red Line trains will run between Glenmont and Grosvenor every 12 minutes. Customers traveling to stations north of Grosvenor must transfer to continue their trip.
After 10pm trains will run between Shady Grove and Glenmont every 15 minutes.
Customers traveling between Fort Totten and Downtown DC should use the Green Line as an alternative.
All Red Line customers should consider alternate travel options and avoid traveling during rush-hour periods if possible.

Red line trains may be very crowded, especially during rush hour due to severe service reductions. Expect significantly longer wait times at the following stations:

Glenmont Red Line Takoma Red Line
Wheaton Red Line Brookland Red Line
Forest Glen Red Line Rhode Island Ave Red Line
Silver Spring Red Line NoMa-Gallaudet Red Line
Fort Totten Red Line”

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises residents, commuters, and visitors to the District of Columbia to prepare for major rush hour delays on Metrorail’s Red Line due to WMATA’s SafeTrack Safety Surge #6. The next round of repair work runs from Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 7. Trains will continuously single track between Takoma station in the District and Silver Spring station in Maryland.

DDOT Traffic Mitigation Strategy

Extended morning and evening rush-hour parking restrictions will be expanded to include the following corridors:

1500-3100 Rhode Island Avenue NW to NE
1500-3000 North Capitol Street
1000-8000 16th Street NW

Expanded rush hour times: 7 am-10 am and 4 pm-7 pm

Construction Moratorium for the following key corridors:

6900-7800 Georgia Avenue NW
400-900 Butternut Street NW
6900-7000 4th Street NW
200-300 Cedar Street NW
5700-6900 Blair Road NW
5300-5700 North Capitol Street
Riggs Road NE from North Capitol Street to 1st Street NE
5200-5300 1st Street NE
300 Block of Galloway Street NE

Traffic Management:

Enhanced real-time retiming of traffic signals
Traffic control officers deployed at key intersections
Roadway Operations Patrols during rush hours
Additional staging areas for Metro buses

Capital Bikeshare

Corral service at Union Station 7 am-11 am and 3:30 pm-6:30pm Monday-Friday
$2 single-trip fares”

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