Loudoun County just opened a new Metrorail Training Simulator located at the Oliver Robert Dubé Fire and Rescue Training Academy in Leesburg. The simulator is comprised of two retired 4000-series railcars from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The simulator also has two parallel sections of track with a high-voltage third rail to help […]

Atop of the list of considerations that designers of Metro’s Silver Line extension through Dulles International Airport was protecting the main terminal’s façade, the result of one of architect Eero Saarinen’s creative bursts.

cranes used in the construction of Reston station

Pedestrian Bridges to Be Installed Starting at Innovation Station As spring rolls in, work on Phase 2 of the Silver Line continues to spiral ahead. “Good weather has continued, and work never stopped during the winter months,” said Charles Stark, vice president and executive director of the project which is being built by the Metropolitan […]

Track Construction Along Autopilot Drive

Visible construction at Ashburn; girders and track work roll along at Dulles Airport Construction of Phase 2 of the Silver Line is moving steadily along, according to rail project officials. In recent weeks, Capital Rail Constructors, the project’s design-build contractor, has reported significant progress on the aerial guideways that will carry the tracks at Washington […]