Final Silver Line Timetable Has Rail on Track
Phase 1 of new rail line expected to be turned over for testing and training in August.
Metro's Silver Line Phase 1 is 86 percent complete and on schedule for delivery by the end of August, says Pat Nowakowski, Executive Director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
Nowakowski gave an analysis at last week's Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority meeting.
MWAA is not giving an exact date that Phase 1 of the Silver Line — which will run from Tysons Corner to Reston's Wiehle Avenue — will open, but is sticking with a general date of December 2013 for now, MWAA spokesman Rob Yingling said.
Some of the highlights of Nowakowski's presentation:
* Final Design – All design is complete. One permit needs to be secured.
* Metro has paid out $2.255 billion so far. The final cost is expected to be $2,905,695,000. There is $81 million in contingency remaining.
* Turnover in late August will happen when: All construction complete; all testing complete; all as-built drawings complete (one still remains to be done); all maintenance manuals are provided; all supplier training is complete; all certification documents are complete; and the West Falls Church Yard is complete (expected Dec. 20, 2013).
* After that, operational readiness, inspection and turnover activties will begin with an expected operation date 90 days later.
* For Phase 2, which will run from Wiehle Avenue to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County, MWAA expects to award a construction contract by April 2013.
To see Nowakowski's presentation, click here.