The next phase of the Metrorail maintenance program, SafeTrack, is scheduled for November 28-December 21, 2016, and will directly affect some riders of the Loudoun County Transit bus service.
The 11th “surge” of the SafeTrack plan will reduce the frequencies of trains at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station from six minutes to approximately every 20 minutes. The surge will result in single tracking between the West Falls Church and East Falls Church Metro stations.
The direct effects on Loudoun County bus riders will be from Monday, November 28 through Wednesday, December 21, 2016. During that time, Loudoun County Transit will re-route two of its Metro-Connection bus service routes – Potomac Falls Routes 901 and 902 –from the West Falls Church Metro Station to the Ballston Metro Station during this period.
Loudoun County Transit has produced flyers that highlight the morning and afternoon buses that line up within seven minutes of the rail arrival or departure.
SafeTrack is a year-long, extensive maintenance program which includes track outages of long duration in key parts of the Metrorail system.As SafeTrack continues, increased traffic and delays on area roadways are possible if commuters choose to trade their bus or Metrorail ride for a single-occupancy vehicle. Loudoun County offers information on commuting options at www.loudoun.gov/commute