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Silver Line Questions? Ask Reston Now

by Karen Goff — July 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm 17 Comments

Workings put finish touches on Silver Line station/Credit: MetroAfter decades of envisioning, five years of building and more than six months of delays, Metro’s Silver Line finally opens on Saturday.

The 11.4-mile extension brings a new level of public transportation to this part of Fairfax County. There will be five stops from McLean to Reston’s Wiehle Avenue. Wiehle-Reston East will be the end of the line for at least five years, when Phase 2 of the Silver Line — which will extend the service from Reston to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County — will open.

Wiehle-Reston East will also be the only Silver Line stop with parking. The 3,300-spot garage held a ribbon cutting and open house on Saturday.

With the Silver Line opening comes a lot of questions on cost, logistics, Reston traffic and train times, among other things. Reston Now has (or will get) the answers! Ask us your question in the comments below and we will respond there or in an additional article.

  • GuestRider

    How long until the first escalator goes out of service.

  • DisqStew

    How will parking be on weekends? How much is a round trip to the Smithsonian and Wheaton stops?

  • Scott

    Will the RIBS4 run directly to the metro?

    • cosmo

      Yes, it will serve Bus Bay D in the garage

      • Scott

        On the weekends too?

        • cosmo

          Good question. It actually looks like RIBS4 will only serve the station during peak hours M-F. The rest of the time it will bascially be on its current routing.

  • Vwa

    Where is the entrance to the parking structure?

  • Silverliner

    Will there be zipcars?

    • cosmo

      No car sharing at this station according to the WMATA website.

  • Bill Burton

    Will both pedestrian overpasses be open Saturday?

  • Robert Mowbray

    I live near South Lakes Drive and Olde Crafts. Is there a bus I can take to the metro station without going to Herndon-Monroe and Town Center?

    • JFitzpatrick

      Yes the 551 will run every 15 minutes.

      • Robert Mowbray

        Isn’t the 551 rush hour only? I need something for non rush hours.

        • cosmo

          551 will start running all day and evening, 7 days a week this Saturday

          • Robert Mowbray

            Thank you.

  • Why the Sunday evening cutbacks on the 505? Currently you can catch a 505 to RTC as late as 11 pm. In the new schedule, your last bus will be at 9ish. Am I missing another option to get from Wiehle to RTC on a Sunday late night?

    • cosmo

      It looks like the only other option is 950 with the last bus leaving at 12:15 a.m. Unfortunately that route goes through Herndon and takes 35 minutes or so to get to RTC. It would be quicker to walk.

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