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Project Background

Project Background

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Washington’s existing Metrorail System. It was built in two phases by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). 

Phase 1 of the new line opened on July 26, 2014, connecting East Falls Church with Tysons Corner and Reston, Virginia’s largest employment centers, with downtown Washington and Largo, Maryland. Known as the Silver Line, the extension is operated by the Metropolitan Washington Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Dulles - West Facade of Station

Preliminary construction for Phase 2 began in 2014. Phase 2 opened on November 15, 2022. It runs from the eastern edge of Reston west to Washington Dulles International Airport and to Ashburn in eastern Loudoun County.

Reston Town Center