Metro's Silver Line will Mean Longer Waits for Virginia Blue Line Riders
by Deirdre Blake
posted Apr 9 2013 4:04PM
A new survey shows only half of all Metro riders know the Silver Line is coming later this year.
It will extend rail service from Reston through Tysons Corner, but what will it mean for local residents that drive part of the way to DC and make the rest of the commute on Metro? Unfortunately, the average wait between trains on the Blue Line out of Virginia will be 12 minutes. That's because the new Silver Line will take up space in the Rosslyn tunnel, which carries both Blue and Orange and line trains.
Hundreds of thousands of others will see shorter waits and 64 percent of riders say they will use the new trains.