Metro commuters who planned to hop on nearby Orange Line trains since the Silver Line remains closed Tuesday may need to find an alternate route.
Metro says it will be unable to restore train service at four Orange Line stations that had been expected to reopen this morning: Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church.
The rail system announced Monday night that the all lines except the Silver Line would run Tuesday. Vienna and East and West Falls Church are Orange Line stations nearest to Reston that commuters used most often prior to the Silver Line’s opening at Wiehle-Reston East in 2014.
Said Metro: “The change in service plan is due to weather-related damage and icing issues with the electrified third rail that were discovered overnight as test trains were run on the line. Specifically, test trains were unable to move through the area reliably and maintain third-rail power to sustain service.”
Orange Line service is running between Ballston and New Carrollton every 12 minutes. Affected Orange Line customers in Virginia should use Ballston Station until further notice.”