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Old July 29th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #221
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Smooth ride. But man, the ride between McLean and East Falls Church is long.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 01:51 AM   #222
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Here are some of the TOD's around the Tyson area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rDuXy7NwTY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xbd7Lmbo30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bej3K2UJFWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QbLcCZYaAs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD13PMA9xvk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_apihh4U4w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ8-2KzT0vQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGZdiqoqGI8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FTzwdLdf5I
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Smooth ride. But man, the ride between McLean and East Falls Church is long.
I hope the new trains they ordered will be able to go faster, and that the track is designed for higher speeds so they may be able to keep up with the cars on the road.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 03:20 AM   #223
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Smooth ride. But man, the ride between McLean and East Falls Church is long.
With the pace of population growth in that region id expect some infill stations down the road.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 03:45 AM   #224
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Old August 4th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #225
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With the pace of population growth in that region id expect some infill stations down the road.
I think that's somewhat unlikely. The only place I could see a near-term infill station would be at Hunter Mill Road in Reston, due to the semi-commercial nature of the area directly south of the Dulles Access Road. This would give one infill station between Spring Hill (Tyson's) and Wiehle Avenue (Reston), much closer to Wiehle than Spring Hill.

A station at Wolf Trap Park would be great but I can just hear the NIMBY outcry now about how a Metro station would destroy the park and the surrounding neighborhood. The area between Tyson's and Reston is made up of predominantly large, expensive SFHs and any attempt to upzone (like, for example, the area where Beulah Road crosses the Dulles Access Road) would be fought tooth and nail.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #226
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Why are two-letter designations used for lines, like SV for the Silver one? It's not like two lines have the same first letter.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 03:24 PM   #227
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They use it in the real-time information systems on the platform. 'Silver' or 'Orange' wouldn't fit.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 09:45 PM   #228
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They use it in other places too, see at 0:50 of the video.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 06:00 PM   #229
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From Railway Gazette:

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Washington Silver Line receives federal funding
22 Aug 2014



USA: On August 20 Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $1·28bn Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act loan for the second phase of the Washington metro Silver Line extension.

This is part of a $1·87bn combined commitment of TIFIA loans for the Silver Line Phase 2, which the Department of Transportation says is the largest ever amount of TIFIA assistance for a single project

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Old October 10th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #230
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3D animation of Medical Center tunnel rehabitation project, scheduled for summer/fall 2016. This project improves waterproofing of tunnel:

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Old January 13th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #231
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Washington DC Metro smoke kills one and injures 83
13 January 2015



A woman has died and 83 people have been hospitalised in Washington DC after a Metro tunnel filled with smoke

Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate the L'Enfant Plaza station during Monday's afternoon rush hour.

Metro Transport Police said that there would be an investigation into the cause of the smoke.

The Washington Metro system serves a population of five million, including transport services to neighbouring states.

The majority of people admitted to hospital were suffering from smoke inhalation, according to Metro and hospital officials

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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #232
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Alexandria gets $50M state loan for Potomac Yard Metro station
January 15, 2015 - 08:28 pm


A model of the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station. From this view you can see Station Alternative B, looking north along the tracks, courtesy of City of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - The Commonwealth of Virginia is making a $50 million loan to the City of Alexandria for the planned Potomac Yard Metro station.

The loan money is coming from the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.
The Potomac Yard station will be built on Metro's Yellow and Blue rail lines, between Braddock Road and the National Airport station.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said building the new Metro station will create up to 26,000 jobs and relieve traffic congestion in the area.

The loan provides up-front construction funds at low interest rates and will be repaid by the new tax revenue occurring from development in Potomac Yard, officials said. The remaining costs will be paid for by private developers and some state and federal funding.

The Alexandria City Council will choose the exact station location in April. The project timeline anticipates that the new station will open in late 2018
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Old January 17th, 2015, 04:13 AM   #233
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I've been quite a fan of our current governor, and his opinions on transit
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Old January 17th, 2015, 05:16 AM   #234
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Anybody hear anything else on the introduction of the 7000s? I hear January 2015, but we're already halfway through the month and nothing I've found gets any more specific.
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Anybody hear anything else on the introduction of the 7000s? I hear January 2015, but we're already halfway through the month and nothing I've found gets any more specific.
You probably heard Jan 2015 a while ago. The 7000 series is still undergoing testing; don't expect it in service until at least the 2nd quarter of 2015.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 12:07 PM   #236
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Any news about the smoke incident on Washington Metro? Caused by train, vandalism or infrastructure?

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some photos from Peter Ehrlich


WASHINGTON--5145 at Metro Center EB
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Old April 8th, 2015, 03:41 AM   #238
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Plan advances for Metro station at Potomac Yard


By Luz Lazo
March 30, 2015
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“A new Metro station in Alexandria’s growing Potomac Yard community is a step closer to reality with the release of a federal environmental impact study that says the project would spur economic development and boost transit.

The report, released last week by the Federal Transit Administration, details the station’s potential impact on the community, overall development, wetlands and views from the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
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DC Metro to return to automatic train operations

By Keith Laing - 04/09/15 01:23 PM EDT

The Washington, D.C., Metrorail subway system is planning to operate trains automatically for the first time since a deadly 2009 crash on its Red Line. The crash was blamed on problems with the technology.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said Thursday that it would use the automated train technology on the Red Line for the first time since the June 2009 crash, which spurred widespread changes to the capital area transit agency.
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This is a stupid question but is Phase 2 of the Silver Line U/C right now?
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