Silver Line to Open July 26

Silver Line to Open July 26

The Silver Line metro stations will be open July 26.

A press release was issued Monday stating the latest developments in the new metro line.

“We have set the opening date for the Silver Line as Saturday, July 26,” said Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles in the press release. “The five new Silver Line stations will open to customers at noon, and the first Silver Line train will depart Wiehle-Reston East, bound for Largo Town Center, at that time.”

Trains will run every 6 minutes during rush hour and every 12 to 20 minutes during off-peak times, according to the statement.

Phase I will mark the opening of the McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East stations.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Principal Director Catherine Hudgins said the community is ready for the stations to open.

“I think it has progressed to the point that it is safe and reliable,” she said. “I know, in the non-service hours, they will have the opportunity to do additional work.”

She said residents should stay informed as the stations gets ready to open for a possible opportunity for a “sneak peek.”

“This is opening our corridor in a significant way,” she said.

Tysons Corner will be home of the majority of the new metro stations.

“We are delighted that Silver Line service is about to start, and that everyone in DC Metro area can soon enjoy all the excitement in Tysons,” said Tysons Partnership Executive Director Michael Caplin in an email.