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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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Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts, Says GM

Metro is expected to announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today.
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Metro Takes Over Silver Line, Expects It To Open This Summer

After months of delays and long negotiations, Metro is accepting ownership of the 11-mile rail line from D.C. to Tysons Corner and Reston.
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Who Will Pay For The Silver Line's Delays?

The Silver Line Metrorail project may be inching closer to completion, but the question of who is going to pay for the delays remains unanswered.
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Project Leaders Assure Riders Silver Line Will Be Safe

Signaling problems on the Silver Line have forced delays on the Northern Virginia project, but project leaders say they are more affect reliability instead of safety.

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Silver Line Is 'Substantially Complete,' With Passenger Service Possible For Summer

The main contractor responsible for the first phase of the Silver Line says that the project is "substantially complete," though that doesn't mean that passengers can start using it just yet.
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What's Delaying The Silver Line? Speakers, For One

Numerous factors are holding back the in-progress Silver Line, and speakers are among them.
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Weeks After Latest Delay, Still No Word On Silver Line Opening

The Silver Line was supposed to open in January, but disagreements between MWAA and a contractor over construction problems may push the transportation project as far late summer.

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Reliability Concerns, Not Safety, Behind Silver Line Delay

Signaling problems are behind the most recent delay for Phase I of the Silver Line, but officials connected to the project stress that the issues causing the delay differ significantly from the signaling problems that led to the 2009 crash on the Red Line.

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Silver Line Delayed Again After Problems With Contractor

Those hoping for a speedy open to the Silver Line will likely be disappointed, as MWAA says contractor Bechtel has failed to meet more than half of their testing criteria.

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Contractor Nears Completion On Silver Line, Handoff To Metro Soon

A series of snags delayed the planned January opening of the Silver Line, but as contractors come closer to completing their testing, an open in spring is looking more likely.

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