It's been a while sense I published one of these, so let get on with it.
All of the stations are well beyond being structurally complete. Several of the stations have had their granite edge and platform pavers installed. All of the the pedestrian bridges have been placed and are at various stages of having floors and ceiling installed. Innovation Center and Herndon are the closest to being totally done followed by Reston Town Center, Dulles Airport, Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn.
Entrance pavilion at all of the station are structurally complete and have their precast panels in place. Some have escalator and or elevators in place at various stages of completion. The last one to go up was Herndon north, go figure, it still has a some precast panels that still need to be installed. I noticed a lonely pedestrian bridge segment sitting on the ground near traction power substation #13 at Herndon. Seem there was a late change order made, that pedestrian bridge segment will connect the Herndon south entrance pavilion to level 2 of the existing garage.
At Dulles Airport, roughly 85 percent of the glazing between the mezzanine and station platform has been installed. The canopy is mostly complete. The precast panels on the station will not have the brick veneer like the other stations. The 4 mezzanine to platform elevators will be traction as apposed to hydraulic as use at the other stations and entrance pavilions. Something that was not spotted by me early on is there will be a traction power tie breaker on the east end of the station platform. All of the traction power substation and tie breakers on the airport property will not have precast concrete panels with brick veneer like the others, but will have vertical corrugated gray medal siding like what is used on the various airport service building.
The second new garage at Herndon is structurally complete, there will be no garages at Reston Town Center. A garage is near completion at Innovation Center south. The garage at Loudoun Gateway is roughly half done. A garage at Ashburn north is done and is open now to free parking.
Little to none of the of the sidewalks, access roadways to the garages, kiss and ride and bus terminals has been done at most of the stations. The exceptions being Innovation Center south and Ashburn south, both of those station have their bus terminal roadways in place. An aside note, the last 2 lane segment of Sunrise Valley Drive is being widened to 4 lanes just west of Innovation Center.
Track laying is mostly complete, only few short segments east of Ashburn need to be done. All of the interlocking track work is done. Third rail has been completed to the west yard lead junction and is proceeding to the west. It’s going to be a roller coaster ride through the west yard lead junction on the mainline.
Electricians have begun work wiring up signaling and training control as far west as the yard lead junctions. Signal heads have been installed at the interlocking was far west as the double crossover along Autopilot Drive. Fence intrusion detection is at various stages of completion east of the airport. The traction power cable management on the airport elevateds appears to be more compact then what was installed in Tysons Corner.
Traction power substations are mostly done with some still remaining to have their transformers installed along with their enclosures. The transformers are being sourced from a manufacture in Roanoke Virginia.
The buildings at Dulles Yard are structurally complete and like the airport station do not have brick veneer on them. Track work is mostly done and the electricians have begun work wiring up signaling system. Third rail has been installed in the storage tracks and along most of the length of the leads. Access roads in the yard are at various levels of completion.
The VA-606 widening project from 2 lanes to 4 south of the Dulles Greenway in front yard was completed and opened late last year.
Pictures at my Flicker Photo Stream DCMP 08 18 2018
John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.