[Photo of Tysons Corner Station Platform courtesy of Fairfax County]
Stop the presses, the Silver Line has suffered yet another setback and is once again counteracting it with their characteristic unfailing optimism. This time the issue is a "bobbing track circuit," which causes the Silver Line train to stop suddenly when it approaches the Orange Line whether there's a train going through or not. But don't worry because this morning, they sent out the first edition of a newsletter called Silver Bulletin. This weekly newsletter will not only round up all Silver Line related news articles but answer the burning questions such as "What can I do on the Silver Line?" and "What's the plan for opening the Silver Line?" For those who are curious (but not curious enough to go to WMATA.com and sign up for updates themselves), the answer to the latter is essentially, "Get to Tysons and your job with greater ease." The answer to the former is nothing new: that it's due to open this summer within 90 days of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) turning the project completely over to Metro.
· The Silver Line Is Coming: Are You Ready? [Silver Bulletin]
· New track issue a 'concern,' but Metro still aims for summer Silver Line opening [WBJ]
· All Silver Line Coverage [CDC]