Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension
Location: From east Falls Church to Dulles International Airport, VirginiaOwner: The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)Size: 23-mile extension of the existing Metrorail system Reference: Brain C. Stover; (703)802-6231Cost: + $ 2.6 BillionPhoto by: Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension Project (unofficially called the Silver Line) is a 23-mile extension of the existing 106-mile Metrorail system, which serves Washington DC and parts of Maryland and Virginia. The extension runs from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport westward to Ashburn.
The project has been undertaken to increase the capacity of the existing metro system and extend its services to new areas. The project will serve Reston, Herndon area and Tyson Corner, as well as offer a comfortable one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to Washington.
The project is managed by The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and will be turned over to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to operate after completion. The project includes construction of 23-miles of extension and 11 new stations and a rail yard. In this project, FMC & Associates, LLC has performed Material Testing and InspectionServices.