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Old 04-11-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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On my way home I saw a Metro car all of the way out on the Silver line, about a quarter mile from the new Whiele Ave station. I guess that mean that are starting to test the lines, and the Silver Line will likely open on time at the end of the year.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Yep, they've been testing since at least February...

Metro workers almost struck by oncoming train
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Yay, can't wait!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:56 AM
 
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I know its the price to pay for progress but the metro in Tysons is an eye sore, I know this subject has been beaten to death but it just doesn't have the same feel it use to have. I just hope all this money that has been
laid out will have a positive impact on the traffic in that region.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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The metro in Tysons will look better once they finish with the construction and the facades and styling that will adorn the columns.

Still not as good as underground but it won't look nearly as bad by the end of the year as it does now. I think some folks may even be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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I know this subject has been beaten to death but it just doesn't have the same feel it use to have.
Is this a bad thing? The new metro stations don't look great, but I don't think they made it any worse. To poorly paraphrase Chris Rock - Crack didn't destroy the ghetto! As if the ghetto was so nice before crack!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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I guess it's just me but I don't think the metro looks that bad at Tysons...
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I really think the Silver Line should have been subterranean, at least through Tysons Corner, given the county's plans to mold Tysons Corner into a dense urban village like Ballston or Court House. As was the case with NoVA when I lived there, though, it seems as if cheaper is always better in the eyes of the powers-that-be.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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I was a teenager when I first heard about about a metro station in Dulles airport, and now 20 short years later it's finally becoming a reality! I can't wait for a mtero station in Georgetown! I should be collecting my pension by then
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I was a teenager when I first heard about about a metro station in Dulles airport, and now 20 short years later it's finally becoming a reality! I can't wait for a mtero station in Georgetown! I should be collecting my pension by then
Not so fast. The Metro at Dulles is part of phase 2, which is a few years off.
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