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Metro to Reston: What is planned for the future?

September 29, 2011


Karen: Can you tell me what is happening with metro rail to Reston  in the future?

Steve: Good stuff Karen, more good transportation options are coming. If you are a recent Reston resident, you have no idea how lucky you are transportation wise compared to the “old days”.

When we first moved to Reston, there was no toll road or Route 66 inside the beltway…no Fairfax County Parkway. We went to Tysons Corner via Baron Cameron (#606) to route 7 or up Lawyers Road to Vienna and over. When we went to Maryland we wiggled through Great Falls over to the beltway near the American Legion Bridge (called the Cabin John Bridge then)

 The light rail is scheduled to come to Tysons first, then to a Reston station at Wiehle Ave. then on to Dulles Airport and Ashburn. The goal is for residents out our way to be able to get on the train and stay in the same seat all the way to DC.

It will be truly awesome and your property values will be going up in the years ahead. If you doubt that, look at the property values around the Vienna, Dunn Loring and East Falls church metro stops…any metro stop for that matter.

Karen: When is the station at Wiehle supposed to be ready and what will it be like. Also, what is a good website for me to check out that tells about the whole project?

Steve: Here is a synopsis of what you can expect:

Location:In the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway/Dulles Toll Road, just west of the intersection with Wiehle Avenue


Type of Station: Ground level

Station Facilities:

  • 2 station entrances (both sides of Dulles Toll Road)
  • Pedestrian bridge crossing toll road and airport access highway
  • Bus dropoff/pickup (both entrances)
  • Kiss & Ride (north side only)
  • Parking for 2,300 cars (north side)

Scheduled to open: Phase 1 completion date is 2013.






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