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Monday, February 9, 2015

Flash-Forward Monday: Silver Line Trains Reach 88 Miles Per Hour, Jump Back to the Future

Twitter user "Jake" posted this exciting photo while waiting for a Silver Line train that, presumably, has managed to break free from the shackles of its speed-limiting software, reached 88 miles per hour, and jumped to a future where the Dulles station is currently open. What else would you see on this magical mystery Metro tour? A Tysons Corner that has finally reached its soaring Paris-like aspirations, or at least bedazzled the monorail-like pilings and maybe slapped some green paint on a few more parking lots to attract roving food trucks? Closer to home, will our awesome heliport finally be built? Will the Tall Oaks Stucco Wasteland be transformed into a viable, community-scaled village center bunch of high-rise apartments? All you'd have to do is board this train to find out, assuming it doesn't get stuck somewhere under Arlington while "single-tracking," whatever that is.

Or maybe we're reading too much into this sign. Maybe Metro, bowing to reality, is now simply displaying the number of years until the first Silver Line train reaches the airport, the end.


  1. Emmet "Doc" Earth-Toned BrownFebruary 9, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Who knew the third rail carried not 750 volts, as the signs misleadingly say, but... 1.21 GIGAWATTS!

  2. What sort of odd blur IS a brutalist-nudist at 90mph from the mauvrorail? I'd rub my eyes if RA would just let me . . .


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