BREAKING: Silver Line Phase II to open in mid-November

The future Reston Town Center Metro station will open on (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Phase two of the Silver Line will officially open on Nov. 15, Metro announced today (Oct. 31).

The long-delayed, 11.4-mile extension will bring six stations through Loudoun County. An opening date has been anticipated for months.

The announcement of the date comes after a kerfuffle between Metro and the Washington Metropolitan Safety Commission on safety approvals and related logistics. Earlier this month, Metro officials said the announcement of opening day was hung up by lack of trains needed to service the project.

The extension starts from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station through Loudoun County.

The new stations are located in Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn.

All of the stations — except the station in Reston Town Center and Dulles International Airport — will have commuter parking.

Metro’s Trip Planner will provide updated travel times to and from the six new stations.

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