Metro and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation are teaming up to market the new Silver Line to potential rail users. Among the selling points: Board at Wiehle-Reston East and be at Metro Center in 41 minutes.
The Washington Post sat in on a presentation to the Metro Riders’ Advisory Council last week where travel times on the new line were presented.
Wiehle-Reston East will be the end of Silver Line's Phase I for about five years. Trains are expected to begin running in early 2014.
Metro also estimates that Wiehle-Reston East will be the busiest of five new Silver Line stops with a ridership of about 16,000 per day in its first year, the Post reports. That is due, in part, to parking at the Reston stop. Wiehle-Reston East, with about 3,000 parking spots in a seven-story underground garage, will be the only Silver Line station with parking.
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