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Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station Taking Shape

Fairfax County stopped by Reston's future Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station to take a look at the work in progress.

The station is scheduled to be finished in August, and the Metro is slated to open in December 2013.

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Diane Blust December 09, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Wouldn't it be wonderful if those glass panels on the station were solar panels? Such a shame that we are so far behind countries like Germany and Denmark when it comes to renewable energy...
Cynthia December 09, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I agree. But, does Reston even allow solar panels where they can be seen?
Kathy December 09, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The Dulles Toll Road and the Metro stations are not part of Reston Association.
Bobby Biddix December 09, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Has anyone found out why there is a crosswalk and escalator on the south side of the toll road and who is paying for it?
Karen Goff December 09, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Bobby - We had a story about the south side escalators last week -http://reston.patch.com/articles/what-s-up-with-that-b994c1c5
Dale Lanzone December 10, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Yes Reston allow's solar panels Cynthia, but will not, most likely, allow your neighbor to paint his or her house pink, apply a yellow roof and surround it all with a cyclone fence.
Bobby Biddix December 10, 2012 at 03:09 AM
That link returns "Page not found". I did see the article on Dec 5 last week if that is the one referred to, but it did not state why the crosswalk and escalator were being built or if the funding was separate from the main sources. It just said there would be no parking in the lots and violators would be prosecuted, and that walk-up pedestrians could use the escalator/crosswalk, but it would not be convenient. It seems as if they will serve mainly a selected private access.
Bob Bruhns December 10, 2012 at 04:39 AM
There's a cut and paste error in the above link - an almost invisible leading hyphen. Try here: http://reston.patch.com/articles/what-s-up-with-that-b994c1c5 Joe C explains it in the second comment.
Karen Goff December 10, 2012 at 01:58 PM
It is being built by Metro, not privately. The crosswalk and escalator are being built so pedestrians can access metro from the south side. Surely there will be some people trying to park over there, on private property. I don't know that violators will be "prosecuted" per se, but the office building owners might enforce ticketing and towing. That is the real issue - why access is over there but no public parking.
Bobby Biddix December 10, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thank you, Bob, That was the problem.
Peter Paul van Dijk December 10, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Great to see metro moving away from its traditional hexagonal glazed tiles for the platform - those are lethally slippery in wet conditions. Picture 4 shows what look like large concrete slabs with a honeycomb pattern, if so, those should do better in rain and snow :)
Arielle Masters December 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM
that would be a great idea!
No Toll Increase December 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM
There is a bus drop-off area on the South Side of the DTR, as well as giving easy Metro access to the adjoining office complexes. Karen is incorrect, it is not "being built by Metro" but is included in the Dulles Rail Project costs, most of which is paid for by our tolls. If it's like the rest of the project, we're paying twice what we should for it, due to MWAA's cost escalation. There are better ways to fix our transportation problems. Go to www.notollincrease.org for more information.
Lucinda Shannon December 12, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Dear No Toll Increase, Who are you? Do you live in Reston? and why don't you want people to know who you are? Lucinda
Susan December 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
As Dale said, they do allow solar panels but I don't quite understand why RA doesn't allow any individuality. Dale, I probably wouldn't put up a cyclone fence but it sure would be nice not to have to have that ugly Reston Brown on everything!

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