Metro Silver Line Ride Along

Northern Virginia’s Dulles Corridor is home to several of the region’s most dynamic and rapidly growing economic centers. Metro’s Silver Line will provide rail travel to five new stations in the Corridor and provide high-quality, high-capacity transit service along the Dulles Corridor in two phases. Rail service to Dulles International Airport is coming in the second phase of the project, which is expected to open in 2018.

Silver Line is a 23-mile extension of the existing Metrorail system with new tracks that extend from East Falls Church, through Tysons and Reston, and eventually to Washington Dulles International Airport west to Ashburn.

Phase 1 of the project will add four new stations in Tysons, Virginia’s largest employment center, and one in Reston. Metro expects to begin Silver Line service in summer 2014.

And, once Phase 2 is complete, it will provide a transfer-free ride from Washington Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Phase 2 service is projected to begin in 2018.

Silver Line is being constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, but will be operated by Metro once construction is completed. The Airports Authority recently transferred Phase 1 to Metro for final testing and training.