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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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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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Silver Line Officials Take Pass On Guessing When Trains Will Roll

The head of the agency building the Silver Line Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner declined to estimate when the rail line may carry its first passengers, a week after a U.S. senator said that trains might not roll until April.
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Silver Line To Start Service In April, Says Warner

According to Virginia Senator Mark Warner, Phase 1 of Metro's Silver Line to Reston won't open until April — which means months of lost revenue.
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With Silver Line Soon To Start Service, Officials Show Off New McLean Station

As work winds down on the first phase of Metro's Silver Line out to Reston, WAMU 88.5 was treated to a first look of the McLean station. 

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Metro's Silver Line Will Start Running... Well, It's Not Yet Clear When

Regional transit officials say that the first phase of Metro's Silver Line to Reston is all but complete, but the "all but" means that the transit agency can't say exactly when the trains will start running.

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The Silver Line Is Here! On Paper, At Least

You may notice a new addition to Metro's iconic system map—the 23-mile Silver Line running from East Falls Church out into Loudoun County, the first portion of which goes into service next year.

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Metro's Silver Line Delayed By Two Months

Though until recently officials insisted that Metro's Silver Line would start running by the end of the year, they've now changed their tune.

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Opening Of Silver Line To Dulles Won't Be Delayed, Insist Officials

The chief executive of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says that Metro's Silver Line to Dulles should open as expected in December 2013.