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Metro Rail Repair Project

Single Tracking

What you need to know:

  • March 28 – April 11, 2021: Singletracking will occur between Allen-Medical Campus Station and University Station
    • This portion of the project concludes Sunday, April 11. Until then, we will be singletracking 24 hours a day. This means that inbound and outbound trains must use the same track.
    • During construction, the rail schedule will change to the singletracking schedule, and you may be directed to board on a different platform than usual. Follow signs at the station.

The big picture:

  • During 2021 you can expect to see construction on the tracks between Allen-Medical Campus Station and University Station.
  • As part of this important project, contractors will be replacing the rail, the concrete pads under the rail, and the fasteners (which connect the rail to the concrete pad). They will also do repairs on the tunnels and vents.
  • This is the first time since the Metro Rail was built that we have replaced this section of track.
  • In order to do this work, we must close the part of the tunnel where the contractors are working. When the tunnel is closed, we do “single tracking” which means that trains in both directions must use the other tunnel.
  • For most of the project, single tracking will be overnight and will not impact the Metro Rail schedule. However, there will be weeks when we will have to do single tracking 24 hours a day, which will impact the Metro Rail schedule. We will inform riders at least one week in advance.
  • We apologize for any inconvenience that this construction may cause to riders, but the work is necessary to keeping the Metro Rail running.
  • Thank you to State Senator Tim Kennedy and New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes for securing state funding for these vital repairs to our Metro Rail system.


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