Silver Line Now Official Name of the Subway Through McLean, Tysons Corner

Metro Folks Formally Christen the Tysons Corner Subway

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.

Frederick Maybaum November 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM
I like the Silver Line. However, I cannot think of any reason to go to Paris except to surrender.
Bobbi Bowman November 14, 2011 at 02:32 PM
This is a country that treats our World War II veterans who landed on Omaha Beach like the heroes that they are. They honor them. They revere them. They are still thanking them. I've had the honor of attending the 60th and 65th anniversaries of D-Day with the veterans of the 29th Infantry Division who landed in hell that morning and seeing first hand the affection and reverence that the people of Normandy have for their American liberators. They bring their grandchildren to meet them.
Concerened Citizen November 14, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Bobbi, Their was a young man (early 20's) who worked the front desk at McLean Racquet for several years... Nice kid, he was a French National from Normandy. ANd he still remembered. His family reminded him of the sacrifices of the Allies (including our soldiers). I am just not sure that the Parisians can be grouped in with the good folks from Normandy.....
Will Radle November 14, 2011 at 08:42 PM
In the future, we look forward to people from around the planet, including Paris, using the Silver Line to attend world-renowned events in Fairfax County and enjoy our community's great hospitality. A. Will Radle, Jr. Creating a Culture of Listening
Rob Jackson November 14, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Key to any early success for the Silver Line will be the efforts of Supervisors Smyth and Foust to get sufficient commuter parking spaces near the four stations. This will add to ridership. As Tysons develops over time, the interim parking spaces will fade away and be replaced by new buildings.


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