It's official. The 23-mile Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will be called the Silver Line.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) board approved the color for the new line last month after several months of debate, according to a press release from Dulles Metrorail, which is building the project.
Metro is now developing a new official map, which prompted lots of debates - and even a poll - to determine what to call the line which will run from East Falls Church to Ashburn when both phases of the project are completed in 2017, according to the press.
There had been talk of calling it the Cherry Blossom Pink Line or even calling it some form of the Orange Line. However, Metro said more people favored the Silver Line, the release said.
The first 11-miles of the route from East Falls Church to Reston are scheduled to open in 2013. The politicians are still fighting over the cost of the line from Reston to Dulles Airport.
McLean Patch refers to the new subway route as the Dream Line: Our dream of getting on the subway, going to Dulles Airport and flying to Paris.