One year after its debut, ridership on the Metro’s Silver Line through Tysons Corner is 30 percent below projections.
As Metro approaches the first anniversary of the opening of the Silver Line, crews are busy investigating a potential structural problem with the second phase of the project.
Although Metro’s Silver Line is still a few years away from entering Loudoun County, fire and rescue crews are there are getting a jump on preparing for emergencies.
Metro riders on nearly all lines are facing delays Thursday morning as extreme cold cracked two rails and other equipment was affected by the weather, as well.
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Metro says train service is being restored between L’Enfant Plaza and Farragut West stations on the blue, orange and silver lines after a water main break at 12th and F streets near Metro Center suspended service earlier in the morning.
Fairfax County officials have agreed to the terms for a $403 million federal loan for the second phase of Metro’s Silver Line.
The Transportation Department has committed $1.28 billion toward the construction of Metro’s silver line in the form of a low-interest loan.
The transit agency reported Monday that operations ran smoothly during the first weekday operations for the $2.9 billion Silver Line, which opened to passengers on Saturday.
Metro says the new silver line makes the Washington region’s transit system 10 percent larger with the addition of five new stations.