Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, serving Virginia’s 10th District, recently paid a visit to the Ashburn Metrorail Station – the final stop for Phase 2 of the Silver Line, a 23-mile extension of Metro, the Washington, DC, region’s heavy rail public transportation system. Often touted as Data Center Alley, Ashburn is northwest of Washington-Dulles International Airport in the median of the Dulles Greenway.
Ashburn Station is conveniently located near Ashburn Farm, Ashburn Village, Broadlands, Brambleton, Loudoun Valley Estates and even Leesburg and communities farther west.
It is almost time
The wait is almost over for opening date. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will set the date for opening in 2022. Passenger service is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2022.
All at once
Ashburn Station will open at the same time as all of the other Phase 2 stations, including Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Dulles Airport and Loudoun Gateway stations.
How will you access the station?
There are two entrances to access Ashburn Station. Riders will enter through pavilions on the north and south sides of the Dulles Greenway leading to pedestrian bridges over the traffic lanes. From the station mezzanine where the station manager’s kiosk is located and fare cards can be purchased, passengers will pass through the turnstiles, descend to the platform and board trains at ground level.
Where to park?
Loudoun County took charge of providing garages for the Ashburn and Loudoun Gateway stations. Comstock Partners, the developer of the nearby mixed-use Loudoun Station, constructed the garage at Ashburn North, where Chesterbrook Academy will soon open on the ground level. Loudoun also built garages at Ashburn South and Loudoun Gateway that are not yet open to the public.
Besides the garages, additional station amenities include bicycle racks and lockers near both pavilions as well as bus bays, kiss-and-ride lots and public restrooms.
WMATA will determine the opening date for Phase 2, which will occur after a series of milestones have been reached following substantial completion.
Planning the Tie-In at Wiehle-Reston East (N06)
The Airports Authority, WMATA and the contractor are working hard together to set the date for the final shutdown at Wiehle-Reston East Station required to complete the tie-in with Phase 1.