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Peruse each of the new five Silver Line stations and their amenities.
Peruse each of the new five Silver Line stations and their amenities.
Wiehle-Reston East Soon, Metro riders will hear train operators say This is a Silver Line train to Wiehle-Reston East, but that wont mean much to riders who havent done their homework. The Wiehle-Reston East Station is in the middle of the Dulles Toll Road, just west of the exit for Wiehle Avenue. It is the only one of the five new stations opening on Jul. 26 that has a Metro parking garage, and it will be the end point for the Silver Line until the second phase opens out to Dulles Airport and beyond sometime around 2018. (WTOPAmanda Iacone)
Wiehle-Reston East

Soon, Metro riders will hear train operators say "This is a Silver Line train to Wiehle-Reston East," but that won't mean much to riders who haven't done their homework.

The Wiehle-Reston East Station is in the middle of the Dulles Toll Road, just west of the exit for Wiehle Avenue.

It is the only one of the five new stations opening on Jul. 26 that has a Metro parking garage, and it will be the end point for the Silver Line until the second phase opens out to Dulles Airport and beyond sometime around 2018. (WTOP/Amanda Iacone)
Wiehle-Reston East While the tracks and station are in the middle of the Dulles Toll Road, the entrance for the garage and the kiss and ride is on the north side of the Toll Road between Wiehle Avenue and Reston Parkway, closest to the Wiehle Avenue exit. The 3,000-space, seven-level garage is divided into public spaces that will operate like any other Metro garage, and a private garage that will have a different pricing structure. The station also has a bike storage room and other bike parking, and there is space for a potential Capital Bikeshare station to be added in the future. (WTOPAmanda Iacone)
Wiehle-Reston East

While the tracks and station are in the middle of the Dulles Toll Road, the entrance for the garage and the kiss and ride is on the north side of the Toll Road between Wiehle Avenue and Reston Parkway, closest to the Wiehle Avenue exit.

The 3,000-space, seven-level garage is divided into public spaces that will operate like any other Metro garage, and a private garage that will have a different pricing structure.

The station also has a bike storage room and other bike parking, and there is space for a potential Capital Bikeshare station to be added in the future. (WTOP/Amanda Iacone)
Wiehle-Reston East Wiehle-Reston East is about one mile from Reston Town Center and is just off the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. While the main exit from the station is the pedestrian bridge toward the garage, there is also a bridge for riders to walk over the Toll Road from the south side of the station. There is no kiss and ride or public parking on that side of the station, but there are several bus stops. The bridge also provides access to the Metro for people who live around Lake Thoreau and the Reston National Golf Course. Trips from Wiehle-Reston East to the Pentagon or D.C. will cost 5.90 during rush hour, or 3.60 each way at other times. A Silver Line ride from Wiehle-Reston East to Foggy Bottom will take 37 minutes, and a ride to LEnfant Plaza will take 45 minutes. According to Metros trip planner, a trip to the Pentagon would take about 45 minutes including a transfer to a Blue Line train at Rosslyn, but given that Blue Line trains will now run only every 12 minutes, a commuter would likely need to leave about 50 to 55 minutes to make the trip. A Silver Line train from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to Foggy Bottom will take 37 minutes and cost 5.90 each way during rush hour. (WTOPMax Smith)
Wiehle-Reston East

Wiehle-Reston East is about one mile from Reston Town Center and is just off the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

While the main exit from the station is the pedestrian bridge toward the garage, there is also a bridge for riders to walk over the Toll Road from the south side of the station. There is no kiss and ride or public parking on that side of the station, but there are several bus stops. The bridge also provides access to the Metro for people who live around Lake Thoreau and the Reston National Golf Course.

Trips from Wiehle-Reston East to the Pentagon or D.C. will cost $5.90 during rush hour, or $3.60 each way at other times.

A Silver Line ride from Wiehle-Reston East to Foggy Bottom will take 37 minutes, and a ride to L'Enfant Plaza will take 45 minutes.

According to Metro's trip planner, a trip to the Pentagon would take about 45 minutes including a transfer to a Blue Line train at Rosslyn, but given that Blue Line trains will now run only every 12 minutes, a commuter would likely need to leave about 50 to 55 minutes to make the trip.

A Silver Line train from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to Foggy Bottom will take 37 minutes and cost $5.90 each way during rush hour. (WTOP/Max Smith)
Spring Hill Located at Spring Hill Rd. and Route 7, the Spring Hill station is the westernmost of the four new Silver Line stops in Tysons. The elevated station is not far from the Rotonda Condos, Sheraton Premiere or Embassy Suites, and includes pedestrian bridges to either side of Route 7. Like the other Tysons stations, it does not have a Metro parking lot, but there is a kiss and ride at the corner of Spring Hill Road and the westbound lanes of Route 7Leesburg Pike. Transportation leaders hope many Silver Line riders will take advantage of new bus routes, walk or bike to the Silver Line stations, to avoid traffic jams as riders figure out their way around. A Silver Line train from Spring Hill to Federal Triangle will take 34 minutes, and a train to Capitol South would take 42 minutes. Both will cost 5.25 each way during rush hour. (WTOPMax Smith)
Spring Hill

Located at Spring Hill Rd. and Route 7, the Spring Hill station is the westernmost of the four new Silver Line stops in Tysons.

The elevated station is not far from the Rotonda Condos, Sheraton Premiere or Embassy Suites, and includes pedestrian bridges to either side of Route 7.

Like the other Tysons stations, it does not have a Metro parking lot, but there is a kiss and ride at the corner of Spring Hill Road and the westbound lanes of Route 7/Leesburg Pike. Transportation leaders hope many Silver Line riders will take advantage of new bus routes, walk or bike to the Silver Line stations, to avoid traffic jams as riders figure out their way around.

A Silver Line train from Spring Hill to Federal Triangle will take 34 minutes, and a train to Capitol South would take 42 minutes. Both will cost $5.25 each way during rush hour. (WTOP/Max Smith)
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Tysons Corner Tysons to many people means malls. And the closest stop on the new Silver Line to both of the iconic malls is Tysons Corner Station. The station is on the Tysons Galleria side of Route 123, just a few hundred feet from the entrances to both that mall, and Tysons Corner Center. There is a pedestrian bridge to help those headed to Tysons Corner Center cross Route 123, and to avoid potential backups caused by large groups crossing the road. (WTOPAmanda Iacone)
Tysons Corner

Tysons to many people means malls. And the closest stop on the new Silver Line to both of the iconic malls is Tysons Corner Station.

The station is on the Tysons Galleria side of Route 123, just a few hundred feet from the entrances to both that mall, and Tysons Corner Center.

There is a pedestrian bridge to help those headed to Tysons Corner Center cross Route 123, and to avoid potential backups caused by large groups crossing the road. (WTOP/Amanda Iacone)
Tysons Corner Tysons Corner Station does not have parking or a kiss and ride, but there will be several bus routes that stop at the station, including Prince William Countys PRTC Metro Direct to and from Linton Hall and Manassas, and several Metrobus and Fairfax Connector Routes. The circulator routes will run every ten minutes during the day on weekdays, and every 25 minutes on nights and weekends. Tysons Corner is 12 minutes from Wiehle-Reston East on the Silver Line, 32 minutes from Smithsonian, and 40 minutes from Eastern Market. A trip to Smithsonian will cost 4.95 at rush hour, while a trip to Eastern Market will cost 5.45 at rush hour. (WTOPAmanda Iacone)
Tysons Corner

Tysons Corner Station does not have parking or a kiss and ride, but there will be several bus routes that stop at the station, including Prince William County's PRTC Metro Direct to and from Linton Hall and Manassas, and several Metrobus and Fairfax Connector Routes.

The circulator routes will run every ten minutes during the day on weekdays, and every 25 minutes on nights and weekends.

Tysons Corner is 12 minutes from Wiehle-Reston East on the Silver Line, 32 minutes from Smithsonian, and 40 minutes from Eastern Market. A trip to Smithsonian will cost $4.95 at rush hour, while a trip to Eastern Market will cost $5.45 at rush hour. (WTOP/Amanda Iacone)
Greensboro Near the original Tysons Corner, the Greensboro station is in the middle of Route 7 across from the SAIC building just north of Route 123. The station does not have parking or a kiss and ride, as planners hope people will walk, bike, or take the new Tysons Circulator route 422 to the station. The route crosses Chain Bridge Road to circle Tysons Corner Center near the Beltway before turning down toward Gallows Rd. and coming back to the station. (WTOPMax Smith)
Greensboro

Near the original Tysons Corner, the Greensboro station is in the middle of Route 7 across from the SAIC building just north of Route 123.

The station does not have parking or a kiss and ride, as planners hope people will walk, bike, or take the new Tysons Circulator route 422 to the station.

The route crosses Chain Bridge Road to circle Tysons Corner Center near the Beltway before turning down toward Gallows Rd. and coming back to the station. (WTOP/Max Smith)
Greensboro Walking to some locations may be a challenge though because of the high-speed traffic on routes 7 and 123, so while Greensboro is not too far from the two malls, riders headed to either Tysons Galleria or Tysons Corner Center will likely be better off using the Tysons Corner Stop. There is no need to worry about crossing Route 7 to reach the station though, as all of the Tysons stops have pedestrian bridges that allow riders to reach the station from the sidewalks on either side of the busy road. The Greensboro station is a 10 minute train ride from Wiehle-Reston East, 31 minutes from Metro Center, and 60 minutes from Largo Town Center. A rush-hour ride to or from Metro Center will cost 5.05, while an off-peak trip will cost 3.60. A 29 minute ride to Farragut West will cost 4.80 each way at rush hour, and 3.60 off-peak. (WTOPMax Smith)
Greensboro

Walking to some locations may be a challenge though because of the high-speed traffic on routes 7 and 123, so while Greensboro is not too far from the two malls, riders headed to either Tysons Galleria or Tysons Corner Center will likely be better off using the Tysons Corner Stop.

There is no need to worry about crossing Route 7 to reach the station though, as all of the Tysons stops have pedestrian bridges that allow riders to reach the station from the sidewalks on either side of the busy road.

The Greensboro station is a 10 minute train ride from Wiehle-Reston East, 31 minutes from Metro Center, and 60 minutes from Largo Town Center. A rush-hour ride to or from Metro Center will cost $5.05, while an off-peak trip will cost $3.60. A 29 minute ride to Farragut West will cost $4.80 each way at rush hour, and $3.60 off-peak. (WTOP/Max Smith)
McLean Commuters looking for an easy place to drop a loved one off at Metro may soon consider the McLean station. The kiss and ride is just inside the Beltway on Route 123, and it is also just off an exit from the Dulles Toll Road. The McLean station itself is on the north side of 123 near the Capital One headquarters. It includes a pedestrian bridge to the other side of 123 where the kiss and ride is located, along with Northrup Grumman and the neighborhood around Westgate Elementary. (WTOPMax Smith)
McLean

Commuters looking for an easy place to drop a loved one off at Metro may soon consider the McLean station.

The kiss and ride is just inside the Beltway on Route 123, and it is also just off an exit from the Dulles Toll Road.

The McLean station itself is on the north side of 123 near the Capital One headquarters. It includes a pedestrian bridge to the other side of 123 where the kiss and ride is located, along with Northrup Grumman and the neighborhood around Westgate Elementary. (WTOP/Max Smith)
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McLean While the McLean station does not have a Metro parking garage, there is a temporary, private parking lot with several hundred spaces on Scotts Crossing Road. The lot will charge drivers who pay in advance 5 daily on weekdays, or 90 per month. McLean is the first new station outbound Silver Line riders will see on trains coming from D.C. via East Falls Church and the last new station riders will see when heading inbound from Reston or the other Tysons stations. The ride between the McLean station, which is in the far southwestern part of what many Northern Virginians would consider to be McLean, and East Falls Church takes eight minutes, and a trip between McLean and Farragut West takes 25 minutes. The trip to Farragut West will cost 4.40 during rush hour. Metros trip planner predicts a trip between McLean and Pentagon City would take about half an hour, and cost 4.55 during rush hour. (WTOPMax Smith)
McLean

While the McLean station does not have a Metro parking garage, there is a temporary, private parking lot with several hundred spaces on Scotts Crossing Road.

The lot will charge drivers who pay in advance $5 daily on weekdays, or $90 per month.

McLean is the first new station outbound Silver Line riders will see on trains coming from D.C. via East Falls Church and the last new station riders will see when heading inbound from Reston or the other Tysons stations.

The ride between the McLean station, which is in the far southwestern part of what many Northern Virginians would consider to be McLean, and East Falls Church takes eight minutes, and a trip between McLean and Farragut West takes 25 minutes. The trip to Farragut West will cost $4.40 during rush hour.

Metro's trip planner predicts a trip between McLean and Pentagon City would take about half an hour, and cost $4.55 during rush hour. (WTOP/Max Smith)
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