• Silver Line Dulles WMATA Metrorail progress/pictures

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by Jeff Smith
 
Indeed. Rode the Silver a couple of years ago and transferred at the end to the bus to Dulles. These days, I can't say I'm surprised at how long construction takes. Thanks for the clarification!
  by Sand Box John
 
"Jeff Smith"
Indeed. Rode the Silver a couple of years ago and transferred at the end to the bus to Dulles. These days, I can't say I'm surprised at how long construction takes. Thanks for the clarification!


It would have opened this spring had a couple of engineering errors been caught before the pouring of some concrete, had quality control been better in a handful of areas and the selection of Ansaldo STS (US&S) over Alstom (GRS) for signaling and train control.
  by JDC
 
Metro apparently plans to shut down the Silver Line this summer to facilitate the platform improvement project on the Orange line as well as Phase II construction in light of low ridership due to the ongoing pandemic.https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... story.html
  by Sand Box John
 
Did any one that subscribes to the updates and newsletter here get the April - May 2020 Dulles Metrorail Newsletter e-mail? I did not.
The PDF version has been posted at Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project > News & Updates > Newsletters.
  by YOLO
 
Metro is now updating signs to say that SV terminates at Ashburn - Im just gonna assume SV will not run again until phase 2 is ready for service.
  by STrRedWolf
 
Not surprising. If the ridership is low due to the pandemic, why not shut down the very low bits and do all the maintenance you can?
  by Sand Box John
 
YOLO
Metro is now updating signs to say that SV terminates at Ashburn - Im just gonna assume SV will not run again until phase 2 is ready for service.


All of the signs along the entire length of the Silver line will need to be updated before phase II opens. Base on the most resent opening projections we are just less then a year plus or minus a month.
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