Metro SafeTrack Surge #14 & Workplace Flexibility

Metro's SafeTrack Surge #14 starts soon on the northern end of the Green Line. Metro will 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. As part of SafeTrack, NTEU Chapter 280 negotiated additional workplace flexibility with management including schedule flexibility, telework for new employees, and delayed arrivals, which may be available for NTEU 280 bargaining unit employees. Additionally, Chapter 280 recently negotiated the MaxiFlex schedule for bargaining unit employees.

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.

Customers at the following four stations should take note of service changes:

  • Greenbelt - free shuttle buses will replace trains for the duration of the surge. Connect to regular Green Line service at Prince George's Plaza (April 15-29) or College Park (April 30-May 14).
  • College Park - Free shuttle buses will replace trains to Greenbelt throughout the surge. In addition, from April 15 through 29, free shuttle buses will replace trains to Prince George's Plaza Station. At Prince George's Plaza, regular Green Line service will begin and end.
  • Franconia-Springfield - Regular Blue Line service will operate throughout the surge (every 12 minutes). Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate. For Yellow Line service, transfer at King St-Old Town.
  • Van Dorn Street - Regular Blue Line service will operate throughout the surge (every 12 minutes). Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate. For Yellow Line service, transfer at King St-Old Town.