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Old August 8th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #181
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I must say that DC metro stations always seem like something out of a sci fi movie, like they might be on the death star, or something.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #182
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Although 'futuristic' lack of lighting blights.

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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #183
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Silver Line station at Tysons Corner:

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Washington Metrorail Silver Line Construction (Tysons Corner) by Joe Architect, on Flickr

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The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, informally dubbed the Silver Line after its color on planning maps, is an extension of the Washington Metro rapid transit system, currently under construction with the goal of providing rapid transit service to Dulles International Airport and Tysons Corner.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #184
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Neat!

My sister had the opportunity to ride the Metro a couple weeks ago during a high school field trip. Such a fun trip being that her group almost got off at the wrong stop, lol.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #185
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I like that Pink Line but streetcars are already planned for much of that route. NoVa needs another metro line that heads further into Fairfax and maybe a city or two in Prince William County. Extend Yellow down and build the Pink and that's a solid beginning. With McAuliffe now in office, passing a better transportation bill will be a top priority and VA is also looking to spruce up the VRE and Amtrak. I also like making the Purple Line reach all the way to Tysons Corner to bypass more Blue Line commuters.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 03:34 AM   #186
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Old December 6th, 2013, 08:24 AM   #187
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Proposed Metro 2040 Network


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Old December 8th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #188
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Silver Line opening delayed again, now scheduled for March 2014

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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #189
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Uggh, shocking! :/
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On the 5th March, FTA announced list of 32 favorable transit projects for funding for 2015. Region's favored matched in red:

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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:14 AM   #191
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Bechtel's Dulles Transit Partners has completed phase 1 of the $1.2bn Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which is also known as Silver Line.



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Old April 29th, 2014, 12:03 PM   #192
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My oh my! That picture looks as though that extension hail from the early '80s. Oh well .. still quite funny how that big company EASILY skirted Quebec's language 'laws' in the workplace ..
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Silver Line may open July 28 201_.

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Old June 13th, 2014, 03:34 AM   #195
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Old June 20th, 2014, 08:50 AM   #196
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Silver Line opening date could be announced next Monday, Metro says
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Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says that next Monday he might announce “a firm date” for the planned opening of the Silver Line this summer, bringing rail service to the Tysons Corner and Reston areas at last.

A week after the transit agency’s operations chief complained publicly that the Silver Line’s builders had fallen behind schedule with final “punch list” work items, Sarles indicated in a conference call with reporters Monday that the contractors had picked up their pace in recent days.

“There are about seven or eight items that are scheduled to be completed this week,” he said. “If those items are completed this week, and fair progress is made regarding the rest of the items, I will be prepared [next Monday] to give everyone in the region the firm date for the start of revenue service.”

“Revenue service” is Metro-speak for trains carrying fare-paying passengers. The $2.9 billion first phase of the long-delayed Silver Line project is nearly 12 miles of tracks, from the East Falls Church station on the Orange Line to Wiehle Avenue in Reston, and includes a new station at Wiehle Avenue and four new stations in Tysons Corner.

In a conference call last Monday, Rob Troup, Metro’s deputy general manager for operations, said the Silver Line contractors were “behind schedule on approximately half” of the 33 punch-list work items. “Does it concern us?” Troup said at the time. “There’s no question it concerns us.”

The project, being overseen by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authorities, is being built by a group of contractors led by construction giant Bechtel. Troup’s public jab at the contractors, known collectively as Dulles Transit Partners, seemed intended to goad them into getting back on schedule.
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'... "Revenue service" is Metro-speak for trains carrying fare-paying passengers. ...'
Hee hee .. can journalism become any tattier for a capital touted as being so influential? That composition must've been written for pre-adolescents.
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At least the Washington Post did not use the word "tattier."
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Documentary film about Washington Metro construction:

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 09:08 PM   #200
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Silver Line Opening July 26 at noon

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