You Have Silver Line Questions, Reston Now Has Answers

by Karen Goff July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am 1,378 1 Comment

Wiehle-Reston East Station/Credit: JDAntos via Twitter

Reston Now put out the call for your Silver Line questions on Monday. We have some answers for you. We regret we could not answer every question, but here are some basics to get you ready for Saturday’s Wiehle-Reston East Station opening.

How long until the first escalator is out of service?

Haha. Don’t know.

Will RIBS4 run directly to the Metro?

Yes, RIBS 4 will go to the station Mondays through Fridays. See additional Silver Line bus info on the Fairfax Connector website.

How will parking be on weekends?

Parking will be free on weekends and lots of spaces will likely be available.

How much is a round trip to the Smithsonian and Wheaton stops?

From Wiehle-Reston East to Smithsonian, it would be $11.80 peak/$7.20 non peak. To Wheaton, it will be the same fare. Calculate all fares on Silver Line Metro’s fare calculator.

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. 

That’s a good question for Fairfax Connector, which will be holding an online chat Friday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Will both pedestrian overpasses be open Saturday?

Yes, you will be able to access the station from the South and North sides of the Dulles Toll Road.

Where is the entrance to the parking structure?

There are two entrances, both off of Reston Station Boulevard. The first left (if coming from Wiehle Avenue) into the structure is the premium parking, which will eventually become parking just for Reston Station tenants. Go a few feet farther on Reston Station Boulevard and turn into the main garage entrance.

Will there be Zipcars?

At this time, no. Though at some point in the future there may be.

Is parking at the Wiehle Avenue station free on weekends just like other Metro stations?

Yes.

What will be the cheapest (non-work commuter) return fare to central Washington, and from what time would that be available?

It would cost $3.60 one-way to get to or from most D.C. stations during non-peak hours, which are weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m.; weekends until midnight.

Photo of Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station by JDAntos via Twitter

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