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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.


WAMU 88.5

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.
WAMU 88.5

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.

WAMU 88.5

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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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.
WAMU 88.5

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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