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Metro Rail Repairs

Metro Rail Single Tracking

Single Tracking

After 35 years, our rail equipment is wearing out and needs to be replaced. In January and February 2020, we are replacing sections of the overhead electric (catenary) wires that give the train electric power so it can move. In order to do this, we need to close the tunnel in sections. This affects rail service.

From January 11, 2020 through mid-March, we will be “single tracking.” This means that both inbound and outbound trains must share the same track. As a result, trains in both directions come less often – about every 20 minutes.

During construction, you’ll experience these changes:

  • The rail schedule will change. Click here for the temporary rail schedule.
  • You may be directed to board on a different platform than usual. Follow signs at the station.
  • We will be running longer trains whenever possible.
  • We will be providing additional 8 Main bus service. 8 Main buses will run about every 15 minutes from 6am to 6pm on week days. Click here to see the preview.