Loudoun County Metro Silver Line Update- February 2018

Ian Bush
Published on January 20, 2018

Loudoun County Metro Silver Line Update- February 2018

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One of the top five questions I get asked when helping buyers find their dream home in Loudoun is, “When will the Silver Line to Loudoun open?” The short answer is 2020, however the devil is in the details.

Route 606 Station- February 2018

Route 606 Station- February 2018

When the first phase of the Silver Line opened, commuters had been waiting almost six months past its promised opening date due to failed tests and other delays that had not been anticipated in the project plan. This time, though, the final phase has another proponent that was not in play in 2016 when phase one opened…Dulles Airport.

Pedestrian Bridge-Loudoun Station

Pedestrian Bridge-Loudoun Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, or MWAA, is literally “chomping at the bit” for the second phase to open as the subway will make Dulles Airport accessible to downtown DC. As such, MWAA expects that this will make the airport more attractive to travelers to the area, and they are pushing the contractor’s planned completion date of 2019.

In 2019, the rail and all the stations are due to be turned over to the system and then the testing of it will begin with at least six months of operational testing before it can be opened to the public. Since the testing was the cause of the delay with the phase one opening, one should not hold their breath when it comes to the opening date of 2020.

Silver Line Between Dulles and Loudoun Station

Silver Line Track in Ashburn

Silver Line Track from Loudoun Co Parkway Bridge

Silver Line Track from Lo Co Parkway Bridge

On a positive note, the project appears to be on schedule and as of October 2017, it was 66% complete. Take a look at the pictures here and see if you agree it looks on schedule.

New Pedestrian Bridge Over Greenway

New Pedestrian Bridge Over Greenway

Finally, if you are thinking about taking advantage of the appreciation that is expected to come with the opening of the new section of the Silver Line, contact us and we will introduce you to the areas where you will likely benefit from the newest commuter option in Northern Virginia!

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Loudoun County Metro Silver Line Update- February 2018
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