Last year on May 19th, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), also known as Metro, released final plans for SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long program to perform maintenance and repairs to Metrorail. According to WMATA, this effort "is a massive, comprehensive, holistic effort to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system.... by expanding all available maintenance windows." The planned "maintenance surges," will involve periods of days or weeks when segments of Metrorail system will operate on one track or will be shut down completely.
This page serves as a resource for County employees, residents, and visitors who want to learn more about WMATA's SafeTrack Plan, how the program impacts their commute, and alternative travel resources.
SafeTrack Surge #15 will run from May 16th through June 15th 2017
For this surge project, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will close the New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Ave. Metro stations, and run free shuttle buses between affected Orange Line stations to the closest Blue/Silver Line stations. Service outside this line segment will function as normal and Orange Line trains from Stadium Armory Station will be diverted to the Blue Line.
WMATA will provide free shuttle service to and from closed stations and increase trips on Metrobus F12, between Cheverly and Landover, and on F13 between the Cheverly and New Carrollton Stations.
Prince George’s County TheBus System will provide a free direct express shuttle between the Landover and Morgan Boulevard Stations every 15 minutes during weekday peak periods, from 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Passengers should “tap” TheBus farebox to ensure that they receive any rail credits offered by WMATA.
For more information about Safetrack Surge #15, please visit WMATA’s website at: https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/Surge-15.cfm
If WMATA's proposed line-segment shutdowns directly impact your commute and you want to seek an alternative travel method, please visit our Rideshare website. Our website provides a comprehensive listing of alternative transportation options in Prince George's County, including transit services, carpooling, vanpooling, as well as telecommuting and other employer specialized programs. We encourage commuters to visit RideSmart Solutions to learn about transportation options and benefit programs available in the County.
If you have specific questions regarding WMATA's transit services, please contact WMATA's customer service at (202) 637-7000.