To help the region and our partners plan alternatives and mitigate the impacts of SafeTrack, Metro releases rail ridership data applicable to this important maintenance effort.
Rail Link Volumes: This data describes the number of customers on board trains between two contiguous stations, for a given hour of the day, then assigned to rail links. For example, the link volume from Bethesda to Friendship Heights is the sum of everyone who boarded upstream, minus those who exited at or before Bethesda. This can be useful for planning SafeTrack mitigation efforts because it gives a first-order estimate of the potential demand for a bus bridge, for example.
Rail Origins and Destinations: This detailed origin-destination rail ridership data, including information on weekends, has been shared previously. It can be useful during SafeTrack to understand the final destinations of impacted trips and better estimate what alternatives the impacted riders might seek.
Image files for schematic diagrams of rail service plans (244kb, zipped PNG files), and maps of the temporary change in rail service compared to today, for all SafeTrack surges.