Silver Line in Fairfax County

After decades of planning and years of construction, the Silver Line Metro opened in Fairfax County on July 26, 2014

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  1. A recap in The Washington Post of the decades of planning and debate:
  2. Before the Silver Line opened, you could take a one minute time-lapse ride from Ballston to Wiehle-Reston East:
  3. Silver Line Ride Along: Ballston-Wiehle (in time lapse)
  4. On the morning of opening day before service began, the platform was quiet, but not for long:
  5. On a special train to the opening ceremony at Wiehle-Reston East Station, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova takes a selfie with Reps. Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran:
  6. The ribbon is cut; the line is open!
  7. Cheers as the first train departs Wiehle-Reston East:
  8. First Silver Line Train Departs Wiehle-Reston East Station
  9. Video news report from The Wall Street Journal:
  10. D.C. Metro Opens New Silver Line Rail in Virginia
  11. And a report from The Washington Post:
  12. Our own photo gallery on Facebook of the first day:
  13. Some great photos on Instagram from first-day riders:
  14. New road home #silverline
    New road home #silverline
  15. I love that the first time riding the #silverline was with my adorable goddaughter. #auntteetalove
    I love that the first time riding the #silverline was with my adorable goddaughter. #auntteetalove
  16. Thank you @WMATA for opening this long awaited and needed metro #silverLine #reston
    Thank you @WMATA for opening this long awaited and needed metro #silverLine #reston
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