Silver Line Updates

September 23, 2022

Your new Silver Line stations coming soon with a new Metrorail map

2022 System Map with Future Silver Line ExtensionMetrorail's iconic map is getting an update with the addition of the six new Silver Line stations. You'll start to see new maps rolling out in stations, trains and transit centers, featuring Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn. Learn more about the rollout of the Metrorail map here.

August 19, 2022

The Silver Bulletin - Emergency Preparedness Training

Emergency Preparedness Training Metro is hard at work making sure the new stations and rail yard are well-equipped with tools and knowledgeable staff members to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We're excited to share a glimpse at the emergency preparedness activities taking place along the Silver Line Extension! READ MORE

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August 17, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise at Ashburn Station

Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise at Ashburn StationOn August 17, more than 100 fire and emergency personnel converged on the new Ashburn Station to carry out one of three full-scale emergency drills planned for the Silver Line Extension. Metro conducted the exercise in coordination with Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) as part of preparations for the opening. Check out our posts on Instagram or Twitter to get a behind the scenes look at the emergency drill conducted at Ashburn Station.

August 5, 2022

The Silver Bulletin – Public Events and Outreach Begins

Public Events and Outreach BeginsSilver Line Extension kicked off outreach this summer! Be on the lookout for our Silver Line Extension branded booth and come by to learn more about the new stations, have some fun, and grab limited RIDE SILVER giveaways. We’ll be out and about around Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties to chat with you and answer any questions. READ MORE

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July 26, 2022

Silver Line Extension Street Team in the Community

Metro wants to keep you informed and say ‘hello’! The Silver Line Extension outreach teams kicked off in-person events at the Loudoun County Fair and WolfTrap in July. Our street teams will be at festivals, Metrorail stations, and in the community throughout this fall. To find out where we are next, please visit our outreach event calendar linked HERE

July 22, 2022

The Silver Bulletin – Meet Your New Silver Line Stations

Meet Your New Silver Line StationsSilver Line’s six new stations are pleased to make your acquaintance! The stations have brand new amenities including bicycle racks and secured bike lockers, bus connections, parking options, Kiss & Ride lots, and more!  Visit the online station profile pages to learn more and prepare for your first trip on the Silver Line Extension!  READ MORE

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July 21, 2022

LinkedIn Feature Article – Dulles rail yard Superintendent, Erika Briggs

Dulles rail yard Superintendent, Erika BriggsWe caught up with Metro Superintendent Erika Briggs to learn more about her day-to-day work and her career at Metro. Check out her LinkedIn interview HERE!

July 7, 2022

The Silver Bulletin – Meet Your New Silver Line Stations

Announcement of Operational Readiness DateAll aboard! Metro has extra-ORD-inary news to share! Phase 2 of the Silver Line has been under construction with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) since 2014, and Metro recently declared that the project reached its Operational Readiness Date (ORD). READ MORE

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June 23, 2022

Silver Line Extension transferred to Metro's control

Metro took control of the Silver Line Extension today at 6:00 a.m. This milestone, known as the "Operational Readiness Date" (ORD), marks the point where provisional care and control of the Extension – including six new Silver Line stations, 11.4 miles of new track, and a new rail yard – is formally transferred from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to Metro.