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Silver Line Now Open
 
Metro's Silver Line opened for business Saturday morning, linking urban Washington, DC with economic centers in Tysons Corner and eventually Washington Dulles Airport. Congratulations to WMATA and MWAA for successful completion of Phase 1 and an important addition to our regional transportation network. 

David Birtwistle, the Alliance's CEO, attended the opening day ceremony and took the first ride on the new line.  In commenting on his experience, he expressed that "the latest technology in track construction was evident in the smoothness of the ride." He also noted that the new metro stations create great convenience and new options for getting in and around Tysons Corner and Reston and "will play a significant role in future economic development of the region."
 
Along with new travel options come changes to existing bus services.  Metrobus and Fairfax Connector have both announced changes in bus routes to connect to the Silver Line.   And with no parking lots at 3 of the 5 new Metro stations, knowing how to get to where you need to go is key.
 
Visit the Alliance and the Silver Line for more details.
 

How do I get there?

McLean Station
Station Entrances: There are 2 station entrances. North and south side of Route 123, with a pedestrian bridge crossing Route 123.
Parking: 700-space parking lot operated by Cityline, a non-Metro facility. Also has nine motorcycle spaces on the south side.
Kiss & Ride: Available on the south side.
Bus Service: North side has 2 bus bays. South side has 3 bus bays and 1 bus stop on Route 123. Click here for bus route information.
Bicycles: 26 bike racks and 20 rental bike lockers.
 
Tysons Corner Station
Station Entrances: There are 2 station entrances. North and south side of Route 123, with a pedestrian bridge crossing Route 123.
Parking: There is no parking available at this station.
Kiss & Ride: Not available
Bus Service: North side has 3 bus bays. South side has 3 bus bays. Click here for bus route information.
Bicycles: There are 38 bike racks and 20 rental bike lockers.

 
Greensboro Station
Station Entrances: There are 2 station entrances. East and west side of Route 7, with a pedestrian bridge crossing Route 7.
Parking: There is no parking available at this station.
Kiss & Ride: Not available.
Bus Service: East side there is 1 bus stop on Route 7. Click here for bus route information.
Bicycles: There are 20 bike racks and 20 rental bike lockers.
 
Spring Hill Station
Station Entrances: There are 2 station entrances. East and west side of Route 7, with a pedestrian bridge crossing Route 7.
Parking: There is no parking available at this station.
Kiss & Ride: Available on the east side.
Bus Service: East side with 5 bus bays. Click here for bus route information.
Bicycles: There are 22 bike racks and 20 rental bike lockers.
 
Wiehle-Reston East Station
Station Entrances: There are 2 entrances, one on the north side and the other on the south side of the Dulles Toll Road, with a pedestrian bridge crossing the Dulles Toll Road.
Parking: Daily/Reserved: 2,300-car parking garage, with 253 reserved spaces. 
There are an additional 1,000 parking spaces operated by Comstock, a non-Metro facility.
Kiss & Ride: Available on the north side.
Bus Service: On the north side there are 10 bus bays in a covered garage, 1 bus stop on Wiehle Avenue. On the south side, there are 5 bus bays. Click here for bus route information.
Bicycles: 15 bike racks on both the north and south sides, and a secure reserved bike room for 200 bikes.

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