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The first segment of Metro's Silver Line — which will travel from East Falls Church to Reston, Virginia — is set to start passenger service on Saturday, July 26. By 2018, the Silver Line is expected to travel to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County. See all of WAMU 88.5's coverage on the Silver Line below.


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Silver Line Makes Trip To Tysons Easy, But Getting Around On Foot Still A Challenge

The Silver Line has been open for less than a week, but the pedestrian infrastructure near the four new Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner has already been exposed as inadequate and potentially dangerous.
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After Silver Line Debut, Attention Turns To Phase 2

The Silver Line debuted with much fanfare over the weekend, but already officials are turning to Phase 2 and how it will be paid for.

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Silver Line Ridership Off To A Strong Start, Especially In Reston

The Silver Line saw impressive ridership during its first morning rush hour, with the Wiehle-Reston East station attracting particularly high ridership.
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What You Need To Know On The Silver Line's First Work Day

The Silver Line debuted on Saturday, but while carrying local politicians and transit aficionados is one thing, can Metro handle a normal day of rush hour service? Here are five things to watch out for.

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Silver Line Opens With Big Fanfare And Crowds, Few Problems

The first phase of the Silver Line opened with quite a bit of fanfare on Saturday. And while the project has been beset by problems and delays, the first day of operation went fairly smoothly.

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Kaine Speaks About Silver Line And Metro's Long-Term Challenges

On the eve of the Silver Line’s maiden voyage, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sat down for a wide-ranging interview about Metro’s first new rail line since 1991.
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Tysons Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Silver Line Opening

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.
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Silver Line Heralds Longer, More Expensive Commutes For Some Fairfax Residents

Thousands of commuters in the Herndon-Reston area could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.
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Some Blue Line Riders Stand To Lose With Start Of Silver Line Service

Metro says just 11 percent of all existing riders will experience longer wait times thanks to the start of the Silver Line, but that is small consolation for those on the Blue Line, who will feel most of the pain.

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Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

The Silver Line finally has a firm opening date: July 26. This comes after months of delays and contractor problems set back Phase I of the Metro line into Northern Virginia.

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