Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) will soon provide Silver Line Metrorail Service to and from the Dulles Airport, Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Metro Stations in Loudoun County. The exact opening date hasn’t been decided yet; however, Metro anticipates that the new Silver Line stations will open during fall 2022.
Loudoun County is building a reliable and efficient multimodal transportation network that includes the Silver Line, constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), a 23-mile Metrorail extension of the regional Metrorail system into Loudoun County.
On June 23, 2022, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which operates Metro, took control of the Silver Line extension. This milestone, known as the "Operational Readiness Date" (ORD), marks the point where provisional care and control of the extension is formally transferred from MWAA to WMATA. The opening date for passenger service will be announced at a later date. Phase 2 of the Silver Line is expected to open to the public approximately 90 to 150 days after ORD is announced. Read the news release for details.