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Contractor Again Hands Off Silver Line For Review By MWAA, Metro

The first phase of Metro’s Silver Line, which includes five stations from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston, appears complete.



Metro Silver Line Debut Delayed For 3rd Time

For a third time, officials say construction delays will push back the scheduled opening of a $2.8 billion extension of the region’s Metrorail system in northern Virginia.


File photo of a Metro train. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro to Debut Newest Rail Cars

Metro riders will get their first look at the system’s new rail cars, which will replace some cars that date back to the system’s debut in 1976.


Platform level finishes and signage at Wiehle-Reston East Station. (Credit: David Claypool, Kalorama)

Completion Date on Silver Line Pushed Back (Again)

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is again pushing back its expected completion date for construction of the new Silver Line through Tysons Corner.


Metro's new map with the Silver Line addition. (Credit: WMATA)

1st Phase of Metro’s Silver Line to Open in Early 2014

The first phase of Metro’s $2.8 billion extension in Virginia is now expected to be completed in November to open in early 2014.


The barrel canopy at Tysons Corner Station is complete; curtain wall and wire 
mesh infill are under construction. (Credit: Stephen Barna, 

Study: Half of Metro Riders Unaware of New Silver Line

Just months out from the launch of the new Silver Line, a recent study conducted by Metro is causing officials to reevaluate expectations of monthly ridership, and not for the better.


Proposed new Metro map with Silver Line addition. (Image by Lance Wyman for WMATA)

Redesigned Metro Map Adds New-Look Silver Line

Metro has released a new map detailing the upcoming Silver Line that will connect Loudoun County in Virginia to Prince George’s County in Maryland by way of downtown Washington.


A man talks on a phone while riding Metro. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Metro Train Derailment on New Silver Line

Officials are investigating the low-speed derailment of a test train on Metrorail’s new silver line.


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Metro Line Through Tysons Two Months Behind Schedule

The $2.8 billion extension of the D.C. region’s Metrorail system known as the Silver Line is now about two months behind schedule.



Phase 2 of Metro Silver Line is Set in Motion

For those living and working in Virginia, or D.C. dwellers who’d like to get to Fairfax and Loudoun counties without getting behind the wheel of a car, the fact that Phase 2 of the Silver Line is finally getting underway should come as good news.