Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Silver Line (ing) is Transforming Dulles Metro Area

Dulles Metrorail Project Overview


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) is constructing a 23-mile extension of the existing Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport west to Ashburn.

The extension will provide a direct connection via passenger rail from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington DC.

Phase 1 and 2
The project will include 11 new stations. It will be built in two phases. Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 id scheduled for completion early 2014..

Phase 2 will run from Wiehle Avenue to Ashburn in eastern Loudoun County. The extension will serve Reston Town Center, Herndon, Dulles Airport, Route 606 and Ashburn.  Service to Reston Town Center will be operational in February 2014.

The purpose of Dulles Metrorail is to provide high-quality, high-capacity transit service in the Dulles Corridor. New Metrorail service in the corridor will result in travel time savings between the corridor and downtown D.C., expand the reach of the existing regional rail system, offer a viable alternative to automobile travel and support future transit-oriented development along the corridor.

Herndon Station
(previously called Herndon-Monroe)

Location: 
In the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road near Monroe Street

Type of Station: Ground level

Station Facilities:
Pedestrian bridges and station entrances from both sides of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road
Bus drop-off/pickup (south side only)
Kiss & Ride (existing)
Parking for approximately 3,500 cars (total including existing garage of 1,950 spaces)
30 bicycle racks on the north side; five lockers on the south side, 46 racks in garage

Schedule:
Trains are anticipated to run every six minutes in the peak period (rush hours) and less frequently in the off-peak.

What's the Big Deal?
Northern Virginia and Dulles Airport Travelers will be able to access downtown Washington DC on one rail line in minutes.

Travelers can experience all Northern Virginia has to offer in the Dulles Corridor and downtown Washington DC without spending Washington DC hotel prices.

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport-

13341 Woodland Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
703-464-0200

is only 5 miles / 10 minutes from the new Reston Metrorail stop.

All guests enjoy :

  • Free Metrorail and Dulles Airport Shuttle Service
  • Free cooked to order breakfast daily
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Free hotel shuttle in three mile radius of hotel

Click Here to discover more about Embassy Suites Dulles Airport and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
The new Reston Metrorail Station is 5 miles/10 minutes from Embassy Suites Dulles Airport


Take an arial tour of the new Reston VA Station



The New Dulles Corridor Metrorail Station Map


Dulles Virginia Corridor Metrorail Station Map