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.
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.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is again pushing back its expected completion date for construction of the new Silver Line through Tysons Corner.
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.
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.
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.
Officials are investigating the low-speed derailment of a test train on Metrorail’s new silver line.
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.
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.
With the addition of the Silver Line, Metro is in the process of updating the current map.