SILVER SPRING – Metro riders on the Red Line may have to wait as much as an extra hour Aug. 1-7.
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said at a news conference Wednesday the project, or “safety surge”, will cause crowding on all Red Line trains.
Kathy Porter, the Metro Board member representing Montgomery County, said though the SafeTrack project will slow riders’ commutes, the work supports Wiedefeld’s objectives of improving safety and reliability of the rail system.
“There’s no way around it,” said Porter. “It’s an inconvenience (to riders).”