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Silver Line Finds Bumpy “Road”

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Gearing up for the official opening of the Metro Silver Line, Phase 1 tests are underway in order to assure the safety of future passengers. Herndon Patch reports that during such testing on August 13, 2013, a Silver Line train near Wolf Trap derailed while operating at 5 mph. There were no injuries as a result of the derailment, and the train has been taken out of service. MWAA is currently investigating the incident, and testing is expected to continue as scheduled in order to meet the deadline for public passengers in January, 2014. Read more here: MWAA Officials Investigating Silver Line Test Derailment

Silver Line Parking at McLean Station Approved

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parking garageThe Metro Silver Line project is well underway to finishing the Phase 1 portion of development. With service expected to begin in early 2014, commuters are ready to ride, even if parking at certain stations may seem a little difficult. Fairfax patch reports that CityLine Partners has received approval for a privately-owned parking structure that will act as a “bridge” for those interested in using the new Silver Line Metro, but who do not have bus service from their residences and homes in Tyson’s Corner or beyond. Read more here: Fairfax Board OKs McLean Metro Station Parking Lot

Silver Line Parking Solution in Tyson’s?

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garage With four Metro Silver Line stations scattered throughout Tyson’s Corner, concerns over parking and the idea of a “walkable city” could be solved with a new parking lot idea. According to Fairfax Patch, CityLine Partners has proposed building a new parking facility close to the McLean Silver Line station, allowing a more convenient, and temporary solution for Metro riders in the Tyson’s area. This parking solution could be the best of all worlds while Metro puts more buses and routes into place for residents living in the Northern Virginia area. Read more here: Fairfax Mulling Deal for 700 Parking Spots at Silver Line Station

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