Monday, December 19, 2016

Current Metrorail SafeTrack Surge Ends Dec. 20; Special Bus Schedules for the Holidays

The current phase of the Metrorail maintenance program SafeTrack, which has directly affected some Loudoun County Transit riders, is scheduled to end tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 20 -- one day earlier than originally scheduled. This will allow Loudoun County to resume its normal bus schedules on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Schedules are available online at

SafeTrack is a year-long, extensive maintenance program that includes track outages of long duration in key parts of the Metrorail system.  The 11th “surge” of the SafeTrack plan reduced the frequencies of trains at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station from six minutes to approximately every 20 minutes. The surge resulted in single tracking between the West Falls Church and East Falls Church Metro stations. 

Meanwhile, Loudoun County’s commuter buses will operate on special schedules the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 23, and will have limited service Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Friday, Dec. 30. There will be no service on Monday, Dec. 26, or Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.  The modified schedules are online at

Loudoun County Transit officials encourage commuters to stay informed about updates and changes to bus service by signing up for Bus Biz at Commuters can also sign up for local traffic alerts through Alert Loudoun at Loudoun County offers information on commuting options at

Links to more information about SafeTrack, including the complete SafeTrack Plan, can be found at  

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