UPDATED — Rethink Your Commute: Metro SafeTrack Surge #8 Begins August 27

SOURCE: Alexandria City


Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng thành phố Alexandria trong tiểu bang Virginia

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2016

The City of Alexandria and DASH have been working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the region’s localities to assist travelers as WMATA’s SafeTrack initiative continues.

SafeTrack’s “Safety Surges” involve long-duration of track outages for major projects in key parts of the system that will cause delays throughout the region. The City of Alexandria urges commuters to telework and use alternative ways to commute that do not involve driving alone.


Surge #8 begins Saturday, August 27, and is scheduled to run through Sunday, September 11. Passengers should expect extreme crowding and delays in each direction for travel to and from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street.

Surge #8 will include the following changes, which have been updated since WMATA’s initial announcements:

On weekdays

Blue Line trains will run from Franconia-Springfield every 24 minutes.
Blue Line trains will run from Van Dorn Street every 12 minutes.
All other Blue Line stations will have near-normal service.
There will be no Rush+ Yellow Line service. Additional Yellow Line trains will run to and from Huntington instead.
On the weekends of August 27-28 and September 10-11

There will be no rail service between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street.
Free shuttle buses replace trains between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street.
On the weekend of September 3-5

There will be no rail service between Franconia-Springfield and King Street-Old Town.
Blue Line trains will continue south past King Street-Old Town to Eisenhower Avenue and Huntington instead of Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield.
Free shuttle buses will operate between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn Street and Eisenhower Avenue stations.


Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) serve Alexandria Union Station ( 110 Callahan Dr.), which is adjacent to the King Street-Old Town Metro Station but does not use Metrorail tracks.

AT7 – connecting Van Dorn, Eisenhower Ave, and King St Metro stations
Westbound to Landmark Mall
Eastbound to King Street Metro / Old Town / Lee Center

AT5 – weekend connection between Van Dorn and Eisenhower Avenue Metro
Westbound to Landmark Mall / Van Dorn Metro
Eastbound to Braddock Metro via Old Town

11Y –Mt. Vernon / Hunting Point to DC
21 A/D –Landmark Area to Pentagon
25B – Van Dorn Metro to Ballston Metro

Fairfax Connector
Connector 321/322
Saratoga Park & Ride to Pentagon services – Route 393 serves Mark Center and Pentagon

Bike using Alexandria’s extensive bike routes and paths. For more information, see suggested routes for Surge 8 or the Alexandria Bike Map.
To borrow a bike, check out Capital Bikeshare. There are 29 stations in Alexandria, with three more coming soon! During SafeTrack, Capital Bikeshare is offering single rides of up to 30 minutes for $2, in addition to the existing membership options.

The best way to commute is not to! Learn more about how to telework from home or a remote work center. For more information, see Commuter Connections.
The Alexandria Police Department will provide additional traffic control at key intersections affected by the surge. The City’s Traffic Management Center will be fully staffed and ready to assist and adjust traffic signal timing based on traffic needs.

For more information about SafeTrack and Alexandria’s plans to help, visit alexandriava.gov/SafeTrack. To receive travel updates by email and text message, subscribe to the free MetroAlerts and Alexandria eNews services.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

# # #

This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/93421.




, , ,




Leave a Reply