Category Archives: Metro

Silver Line progressing with a possible late year opening

In the last few weeks, Metro rail cars have begun traveling up and down the Silver Line. The tracks, at least east of Tysons, have been energized and testing is ongoing. [flickr : Photos tagged with silverlineopenhousemaps/slideshow] Big changes are coming when the Silver Line opens, some of them outlined in this Dr. Gridlock update

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First phase of Metro Silver Line may open this year

The Silver Line, the largest expansion of the Metro rail system, is progressing to the point that un-powered “clearance car” rail cars are now being pushed up and down the track. I saw one on Friday. View more videos at: The first phase of the project, from Whiele Ave. to East Falls Church via

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WMATA finally sells all black station t-shirts, but a model Metro train still isn’t available

Long ago, I noted that the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority needed to sell solid black Metro station t-shirts for all stations. I learned today through DCist (linked through Greater Greater Washington) that all black Metro station t-shirts are available. That’s great, though $24.95 is a little steep. I might still have to get a Pentagon

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