Nov 3, 2022 - News

Sneak a peek at Metro's new Silver Line

A view of Dulles Airport from inside a Metro train.

A view of Dulles Airport from inside a Metro train. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios

Even before Dulles officially opened in 1962, there were talks of adding a train to carry passengers to the airport. Decades later, it’s finally happening. 

The big picture: The Silver Line extension’s Dulles stop is one of six new stations opening on Nov. 15, and stretches Metro’s reach into Loudoun County. 

Sneak peek: We got to take a tour yesterday of the new line and rode from Ashburn to the airport and back. Here are a few quick takeaways:

  • The ride from Ashburn to Dulles takes about 10 minutes. Metro estimates that a trip to Dulles from L’Enfant Plaza would take 58 minutes, and 53 minutes from Metro Center to Dulles.
  • The Dulles Metro stop drops passengers off at the Garage 1 entrance, which has a moving walkway that leads to baggage claim at International Arrivals – the walk took us five minutes (and we were walking pretty slow).
  • The new Silver Line stations offer their own parking, except Dulles and Reston Town Center.
  • The most that riders will pay for a one-way trip to Dulles is $6.
The Dulles Metro station entrance.
The Dulles Metro station entrance. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios
A sign at baggage claim directing passengers to the new Dulles Metro stop.
A sign at baggage claim directing passengers to the new Dulles Metro stop. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios
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