|Wiehle Avenue - Reston East Station|
Today was the opening day for phase 1 of Metro's Silver Line. I live within walking distance of the last station, Wiehle Avenue - Reston East, so I walked over to sketch the opening day festivities. There were a lot of people there to ride the first train - I had to wait in a long line outside the station. But I eventually got on board in the second car, and rode the first train in through Tysons to East Falls Church, where the new tracks join the rest of the system. Riders cheered when the train started moving, and some even sang Silver Line songs they made up to the tunes of Christmas carols.
|Riders on the very first Silver Line Train|
I briefly met up with some folks from Greater Greater Washington
who were touring the new stations, but lost track of the group while I stopped to sketch.
|Spring Hill Station|
I grew up in the outer suburbs, and have been waiting for this line to open for years. Now I can ride all the way in to DC without getting in my car, so this is an exciting day.
|Crane at Wiehle Avenue|
Joel, I'm also walking distance from the new station and I share your excitement about the Silver Line. Nice sketch!ReplyDelete