Silver Line

The Silver Line is a new 23.1-mile Metrorail extension connecting the Tysons, Reston, Herndon, and Dulles Airport areas of Fairfax County to the regional Metrorail system. The Silver Line is being constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in two phases:

Phase 1 extends Metrorail from the existing Orange Line in Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston with four stations in Tysons. Phase 1 Silver Line stations, from east to west:

Phase 2 will extend the Silver Line through Reston, Herndon, and Dulles Airport to Route 772/Ashburn in Loudoun County. Phase 2 preliminary engineering is complete; passenger service is planned to start in 2018.  Phase 2 Silver Line stations in Fairfax County, from east to west:

  • Reston Town Center Station
  • Herndon Station
  • Innovation Center Station

Project Information

Transit Planning

Dulles Corridor Information


MWAA Silver Line Metro map

Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, facing east.

McLean Metro Station exterior construction, facing west.

McLean Metro Station pedestrian bridge, in staging prior to installation.

West Falls Church rail yard construction.

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