Metro has been working for three years to develop a Silver Line bus plan that connects Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County and other local communities with the new Silver Line.
All Silver Line stations will have bus service, provided by four different carriers:
Each bus carrier has developed new routes, made changes to existing routes, and eliminated other service that, when taken together, will provide a vastly expanded bus network in the region.
Many Fairfax Connector bus routes that currently go to the Orange Line’s West Falls Church station will be rerouted to the Silver Line. As many as 9,000 riders who take Fairfax Connector buses to the Orange Line are expected to start using the new Silver Line service.
For Metrobus, most of our Silver Line bus changes went into effect earlier this year. All of the new bus signage is in place and the bus routes have been allocated Nextbus IDs so that riders can track the location of their buses using our online and mobile tools. After the Silver Line passenger service begins, Metro will continue to evaluate the ridership to determine if any additional Metrobus service or route changes are needed.
Another critical role that buses play in the Silver Line is providing the connection for riders to Dulles Airport until the completion of the Silver Line extension. There will be three bus options for customers to get to Dulles Airport when the Silver Line opens this summer:
Customers can find more information about the bus routes that service each of the new Silver Line stations online at silverlinemetro.com and additional bus service information can be found on wmata.com and the websites for each of the other local providers.
Read about the Silver Line, in the news –
Metro Silver Line start date could be announced next week (Associated Press/WJLA, June 16, 2014)
Metro: If Work Gets Done, Opening Date Set Next Week (Reston Now, June 16, 2014)