Silver Line Service Still in Question for Wednesday

by Karen Goff January 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm 6 Comments

Metro SIlver Line Map/Credit: MetroMetro says that the Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines will all open for regular service at 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The Silver Line? They still don’t know.

“It is not yet known whether service can be restored on the Silver Line in time for morning rush hour due to ongoing ice and snow clearing efforts,” Metro said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

If the Silver Line is not running, free shuttle buses will be provided starting at 5 a.m. between all Silver Line stations and West Falls Church, where connections can be made to the Orange Line, says Metro.

Metrorail service will operate on a modified weekday service with trains running every 8 minutes on each line. Stations that are served by multiple lines will see more frequent service.

The system has slowly been getting back to regular service since shutting down late Friday night through Saturday and Sunday as the blizzard raged through the area.

Progress has been slow to recover at the above-ground stations, where ice and snow have accumulated on the tracks following the storm that dumped nearly three feet of snow here.

All five of Fairfax County’s Silver Line stations, including Wiehle-Reston East, are above ground.

For complete Metro info, visit Metro’s website.

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