Metro said they'd announce an opening date this week and announce they did. After months of speculation (July 4? August 25? NEVER??) Metro CEO Richard Sarles told everyone that the magical day would be July 26. Also of note: the Silver Line stations will open at noon, at which time the first train will then leave Reston-Wiehle for Largo. There might be some trains that say "Silver Line" coming through downtown in the week beforehand carrying passengers, but none of those passengers will be coming or going to the five new stops. Way to get any potential first day growing pains out of the way on a day where rush hour is nonexistent.
· Metro announces Silver Line opening date [WMATA]
· Silver Line Will Open for Business July 26 [WCP]
· All Silver Line Coverage [CDC]