Silver Line Update

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Silver Line construction contractors meandered through the below-freezing, near record-low temperatures along with snow and ice, and are looking toward some busy months as Phase 2 work continues from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station to the end of the line in Ashburn. Here’s a look at some of what to expect and what not to expect in the coming months: …

Meet the Staff: Thomas Crone

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The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has named Thomas Crone as the Director of Program Operations.    In addition to his various job duties, Crone is responsible for coordination among all project safety groups, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), county authorities, and other stakeholders.  Crone is rising to the challenge with much enthusiasm.  “I’m enjoying …

Year in Review: Progress on the Silver Line

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The second phase of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (DCMP) closed out a busy year in 2017, and hit several milestones along the way. In January 2017, all 251 column supports for the Dulles Airport Metrorail Station aerial guideway were completed and Capital Rail Constructors (CRC) crews began installing both ballasted and direct fixated track. April 2017 brought with it …

Construction Continues Along Phase 2 of Silver Line

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Dulles Station Taking Shape, Power Energized Near Innovation Progress continues on construction of the more than 11-mile segment of Phase 2 of the Silver Line from the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station westward through Dulles Airport and on to Ashburn in eastern Loudoun County. Pedestrian bridges providing access to the stations from sides of the Dulles Toll Road/Dulles International Airport Access …

Construction Remains on Track for Rail Yard and Maintenance Facility

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As the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project moves forward with Phase 2, construction also moves forward on a facility of equal importance – the Rail Yard and Maintenance Facility. Hensel Phelps (HP) is the contractor building the rail yard.  The facility will provide service to Metrorail cars, house trains and provide administrative work space. “The rail yard will house five major …

Federal Transit Administration visits the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

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Regional planners from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) got a good look at the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (DCMP) last Thursday. Coming from field offices from across the country, these representatives were excited to learn about one of the largest infrastructure projects in the United States. The FTA is an agency within the Department of Transportation that provides technical and …

Pedestrian Bridge Installation Began in July

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Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2 crews this summer are installing the Silver Line Phase 2 pedestrian bridges. The pedestrian bridges will provide access for Metrorail passengers to five of the six Phase 2 stations, and will extend over the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Access Highway, Dulles Greenway, and local roads. The bridges are constructed primarily of steel, and will …

New Metrorail Training Simulator

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Loudoun County just opened a new Metrorail Training Simulator located at the Oliver Robert Dubé Fire and Rescue Training Academy in Leesburg. The simulator is comprised of two retired 4000-series railcars from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The simulator also has two parallel sections of track with a high-voltage third rail to help first responders train to respond …

7000-Series is Coming to the Silver Line

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New railcars are about to be a staple of the Silver Line. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that it would be adding two 7000-series trains to regular service on the Silver Line. That means more reliable service and more eight-car trains for Silver Line customers. Most of the trains currently running on the Silver Line are in …

Saarinen’s Purpose in Design

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Atop of the list of considerations that designers of Metro’s Silver Line extension through Dulles International Airport was protecting the main terminal’s façade, the result of one of architect Eero Saarinen’s creative bursts.