Metro announces plans for SafeTrack Surge #14 Affecting parts of the Green Line

safetrack
Photo by PoPville flickr user Patrick Thornton

From WMATA:

“Metro today announced its service plan for the next SafeTrack surge at the northern end of the Green Line. Originally planned as a longer period of continuous single tracking, Metro will instead conduct Surge #14 as a “shutdown” to reduce the duration of the project and mitigate the impact to customers elsewhere along the Green Line.

Surge #14 will be conducted in two phases. The overall surge will run from Saturday, April 15, through Sunday, May 14.

During phase 1, from April 15 through April 29, buses will replace trains between Greenbelt and Prince George’s Plaza. Two stations will be closed: Greenbelt and College Park. Free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt and Prince George’s Plaza with an intermediate stop at College Park. Green Line trains will run close to regular service elsewhere on the line, between Prince George’s Plaza and Branch Ave, every 6 to 8 minutes during rush hours. Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate during this time.

During phase 2

, from April 30 through May 14, the work zone will be shortened to between Greenbelt and College Park only. As a result, only Greenbelt Station will be closed. Free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt and College Park. Green Line trains will run close to regular service between College Park and Branch Avenue, every 6 to 8 minutes during rush hours. Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate.”