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8 Facts About the Silver Line

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The Silver Line of the Washington Metro in the United States consists of 28 existing and six planned rapid transit stations from Wiehle–Reston East to Largo Town Center.

The Washington Metro, known colloquially as Metro and branded Metrorail, is the rapid transit system serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the United States.

Rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, subway, tube, or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.

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It has stations in Fairfax County and Arlington, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Prince George’s County, also known as P.G. County, is a county in the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the eastern portion of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 863,420, making it the second-most populous county in Maryland, behind only Montgomery County.

Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

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Five stations are shared with the Orange Line alone, thirteen with both the Orange and Blue lines from Rosslyn to Stadium–Armory, and five stations shared with the Blue Line to both lines' eastern terminus at Largo Town Center.

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Only five stations are exclusive to the Silver Line, which began service on July 26, 2014.

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The 11.7 miles portion of the Silver Line between its split from the Orange Line and Wiehle–Reston East station is in Fairfax County, Virginia and was constructed as Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

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Phase 2 will expand the line another 11.5 miles to Loudoun County via Washington Dulles International Airport and add six stations to the line.

Washington Dulles International Airport is an international airport in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia, United States, 26 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. The airport serves the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area, centered on the District of Columbia.

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Preliminary construction of Phase 2 began in 2014 and is scheduled to open in 2019.

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The $6.8 billion project is the largest expansion by route mileage since the inception of Metro in 1976.

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