Thursday, May 16, 2013

Silver Line Phase 2

The Ashburn Patch has a story today on the Silver Line. According to author Dusty Smith, "The notion of riding Metro from a station in Ashburn to Reston Town Center, Tysons Corner or Washington, DC, moved another small step toward reality Wednesday when the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors cemented its selection of Capital Rail Constructors to build Phase 2 of the Silver Line.
The Patch quoted Jack Potter, President and CEO, who said, "This is the first of many milestones to come for the second phase of the Silver Line."
Phase 1 of the 23-mile extension runs from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue and could begin carrying passengers by the end of the year. Passengers will be able to stay on Silver Line trains East of Falls Church because they will share the Orange Line track.
The Patch article adds that while the contract award for Phase 2 marks progress, local residents won't see any dirt turning for quite some time. According to a quoted source, the contract has a 60-month completion clause, meaning a completion date around July 2018.
Read the complete Patch article for more details on Phase 2 of the Silver Line.


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