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How Much Do You Know About Silver Line?

June 2, 2014 2:58pm

When Metro went out last fall and asked people if they knew about the arrival of the Silver Line, only about 60 percent of the region answered yes. Today, Silver Line awareness has topped 90 percent. That’s good news as we approach the start of passenger service.

Now that the line is set to open this summer, it’s time for residents of the Capital Region to familiarize themselves with the new transit service, as well as the five new Silver Line stations, pedestrian, bicycle and Kiss & Ride access, local bus and parking options, fares and schedules.

There are a number of tools available now to help you get acquainted with the service. If you want to find out how long your ride will take on the Silver Line and how much it will cost, click here. This Silver Line fare and travel time calculator is a new tool going online today.

Metro is doing a significant amount of outreach to further increase awareness and inform customers about the new service. We’re handing out brochures at current Metrorail stations and our staff is attending dozens of neighborhood festivals and events throughout the region where we can reach potential riders.

If you’re heading out to one of these festivals in June, stop by the Silver Line information booth to see us:

The materials we’re distributing provide comprehensive information about the coming Silver Line service and the new Silver Line stations. We’re handing out:

  • A Silver Line station brochure with details about where the stations entrances are located, parking, kiss & ride and bicycle facilities, bus service – including options to get to Dulles Airport by bus connections, and nearby businesses and attractions.
  • A Blue Line brochure that explains the service adjustments that will be made once the Silver Line opens and provides options to help Blue Line riders decide on the fastest and most efficient way to reach their destination.
  • An updated Metrorail Pocket Guide with the updated system map and Silver Line destinations added.
    Once we have an opening date in hand, we’ll update Metro rider resources with Silver Line service and fare information, including the online Trip Planner, Metro Alerts, and the station kiosk screen “At a Glance” service information.

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Silver Line “street teams” are visiting Metro stations throughout the region in June and July. Keep an eye out for their SV t-shirts and familiarize yourself with the new Silver Line stations and service.

Read about the Silver Line, in the news –
As Silver Line opening nears, Metro focuses on public awareness (Washington Post, June 2, 2014)
Metro Sticks to Summer Opening for Silver Line (NBC Washington, June 2, 2014)