Silver Line Grand Opening

Originally published 7/26/14 by Leon

A new era began in the unfolding of Tysons, as the Silver Line opened this morning for its first day of passenger service. It has been a long time coming, and lots of people showed up for a ride on Day One. Just Because.

I tagged along with Westbriar’s Dave Hicks and John Shreffler to become a piece of that history as the first train left Spring Hill headed for Largo. That’s right, Largo: We now have Direct service to the Redskins Stadium.

We picked up nifty silver pennants at the escalator, and engaged in friendly banter with a smiling Metro Crew as we awaited the opening of the card readers at 11:00 AM.  Then it was Zoom! Same old Metro, different scenery. Cool!

Also out for the First Ride were lots of folks who were instrumental in making it all happen.

Clockwise from the lower left are Del. Ken Plum (Reston), Former VA Gov. and Sen. Charles Robb. Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (Hunter Mill), U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Supervisor John Foust (Dranesville), U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, and Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova.