Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles today announced the opening date for Silver Line service.Amazing what a multi-billion-dollar no-bid contract and a couple of cans of handrail paint can do!
“We have set the opening date for the Silver Line as Saturday, July 26,” said Sarles. “The five new Silver Line stations will open to customers at noon, and the first Silver Line train will depart Wiehle-Reston East, bound for Largo Town Center, at that time.”
The announcement of an opening date follows two weeks of progress by the Airports Authority and their contractor to resolve open work items. Sarles noted that there are still remaining items — such as obtaining Certificates of Occupancy — that are expected to be resolved prior to the opening date.
You'd be surprised. But we'll be totally happy to not be surprised. So it is with heavy hearts that we prepare to retire this standing image:
So long, faithful friend. You'll be missed.