Monday, February 10, 2014

Phase One WMATA Silver Line work completed

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Phase 1 construction and testing of Washington, D.C.'s Silver Line Metro project has been completed, according to documents submitted by contractors on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Before Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) takes control of the line, however, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority must review the documentation during the next 15 days to affirm its validity, according to local media. WMATA officials will also participate in the review

Should the two agencies approve the documentation, of testing and training regimens will follow on the 11.6-mile extension, with service possibly starting as early as this summer.

The Silver Line rail extension, formally named the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project, is a two-phase construction effort intended to link Metrorail with Dulles International Airport. Phase 2 of the project, adding 11.5 miles, is expected to be completed in 2018.