Friday, March 16, 2012

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project -- Phase II Update

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Metro's Orange Line. It will be built in two phases. Phase 1, from East Falls Church through Tysons Corner to Wiehle Avenue in Reston, is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2013. The second phase will extend westward into Loudoun County and provide a one-seat, no-transfer ride from Dulles Airport to downtown Washington.

Phase II at a Glance
Phase 2 will begin at the Wiehle Avenue Metrorail Station, move westward serving Washington Dulles International Airport and will end near Route 772 in eastern Loudoun County. Phase 2 is 11.4 miles long and includes six stations:
  • Reston Parkway
  • Herndon-Monroe
  • Route 28
  • Dulles International Airport
  • Route 606
  • Route 772

All stations, except for Dulles Airport, are in the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road Corridor in Fairfax County or the Dulles Greenway in Loudoun County. The Dulles International Airport Station is across the parking bowl from the airport terminal.

All stations are above ground. The Dulles International Airport station will be the only aerial station. Most of the alignment is at-grade except for the portion at Dulles Airport which is aerial.

Phase II Cost Estimate

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