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Metro Silver Line – Map - Dulles Metrorail Extension

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The Metro Silver Line (also known as the Dulles Metrorail) is a 23-mile extension of the existing Washington Metrorail system in Northern Virginia, which when completed will stretch from East Falls Church to Dulles International Airport, continuing west to Ashburn. The Silver Line will provide direct ground transportation between Dulles International Airport and downtown Washington DC with 11 new Metrorail stations, including stations in Tysons Corner, Reston, Herndon, Dulles International Airport and Eastern Loudoun County. New Metrorail service in the Dulles Corridor will expand the rapid transit service of the existing regional rail system, offer an alternative to automobile travel and reduce the traffic congestion in the region. For general information about the Washington Metro, see a Guide to Using Washington's Metrorail.

Opening Updates: The first phase of the Silver Line opened on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Silver Line service now runs to five new stations including: McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East. Work also has begun on Phase 2 of the project, which will connect the Metrorail system with Herndon, Washington Dulles International Airport and points in Loudoun County, VA. See more details about the phases below the map.

Parking: The Wiehle-Reston East Metro station has a multi-level, underground parking facility located on the north side of the station. The station includes a 2,300 space parking garage, a secure, reserved bike room, a 10-bay bus terminal, Bus service to Dulles Airport, Bus service to National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Parking fees are collected upon exit, from 10:30 a.m. to Metrorail system closing. Payment is accepted using SmarTrip® cards and credit cards. Parking is free on weekends and federal holidays.

Map User Tips
Zoom in or out to see more detail using the vertical slider bar on the left hand side of the map. To recenter the map click and drag the map background. You can toggle current traffic conditions on and off by clicking on the Traffic button. You can change the type of map displayed by clicking on the Map button and selecting the desired option(s). To see Street View images, click and drag the orange man icon (located in the upper left hand corner of the map) to the desired location and release.

Silver Line Map

Construction Phases

  • Phase 1 - Opened in July 2014 Construction on the first phase of the Metrorail began in March 2009. Phase 1 branches off the Orange Line and runs from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue on the eastern edge of Reston. The line merges with the existing line near I- 66 and the Dulles Connector Road and uses existing Orange Line tracks through Arlington County into Washington DC all the way to the Stadium Armory Station. From that point the Silver Line shares the Blue Line tracks to Largo, MD. Phase 1 includes five new stations: McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.

  • Phase 2 – The second phase will extend the Metrorail from Reston and Herndon to Dulles International Airport and into eastern Loudoun County. The extension includes a new rail yard on Dulles Airport property and improvements to an existing rail yard at the West Falls Church Station. Construction began in Spring 2014, and is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
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