That roof is not nearly as exciting looking as I thought it would be...oh, I just read in the pdf that it is not yet finished.
Living in Springfield, VA; Working at Half & L, DC.
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Sand Box John wrote:
The lead from the mainline back to the abutment west of Horespen Run is under the same project schedule as the rest of the mainline, so I think we safely assume track has or was laid at the same time as the rest of the mainline elevated. Those trucks you saw up there were likely high-rail vehicles as the first thing installed after the deck is poured is the plinths (grout pads) for the rail fasteners. If memory serves much of the rail along the elevated west of the airport was welded into longer lengths on the elevated as apposed to being welded into longer lengths elsewhere and pulled to the location for laying.
Together, the walkways were out of service 20% of the time and cost about $210,000 a year to maintain.I see no better fate for the ones promised at Dulles.
justalurker66 wrote:Did Dulles not have moving walkways from the garage before WMATA built the station?Will WMATA or WMAA build and maintain the planned walkways?
justalurker66 wrote:Did Dulles not have moving walkways from the garage before WMATA built the station?Yes, the moving walkways were there before the station was built. Enclosed and climate controlled - no different from the moving walkways that are elsewhere in the airport.