Much like the great representational art of the Soviet Union, please enjoy this photo of a
Construction of the five stations in Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail stations is now focusing on interior finishes, installation of elevators and systems. The Wiehle-Reston East Station, the temporary end of the Phase 1 alignment, is now 82 percent done and is the most complete of all the stations.Yet another feather in Reston's cap! Just ask these guys, who look like they're doing something Very Important to the tracks leading to the station:
The Silver Line isn't even open yet, of course, but our local Congresscritters are already pushing to extend Metro to Centreville and
Two congressmen from our area, Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran, have introduced the “Northern Virginia Metrorail Extension Act,” which would study extending the Orange line to Centreville, the Yellow line down Route 1 to Fort Belvoir, and the Blue line down I-95 to the Potomac Mills mall in Woodbridge.We can't wait to jump right out of the future Cheesecake Factory, or whatever midscale chain eatery pops up at the Wiehle Avenue interim retail center, hop on the Metro, and just several short hours later after changing trains three times, arrive at the Cheesecake Factory at Potomac Mills Mall. Excelsior!
“We have to start talking about choices and alternatives right now,” Connolly told me. “We may decide that light rail is better. Or bus rapid transit. But let’s have the debate now. That’s what’s been lacking.”
Meanwhile, folks who ride the Less Awesome Blue and Orange lines are already bracing for reduced service at peak hours, on account of trying to squeeze all our fancy new Silver Line trains through one aging tunnel. We're thinking it may make sense to see how well the existing system handles the current bump-up in service from the Silver Line before considering building any more fancy fun tracks to such exciting exurban locales as the future Dumfries Towne Centre, or whatever, but that's just us, the end.