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Metro’s Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up’

The Spring Hill Station in Vienna, Va. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

After several days of strenuous tests, and no major glitches, the new rail route — which connects the Dulles corridor — will welcome passengers Saturday.

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Metro troubles on Blue, Yellow and Green lines resolved

The lines had been delayed because of a track problem at Pentagon station.

D.C. open houses July 26-27

D.C. open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Maryland open houses July 26-27

Maryland open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Virginia open houses July 26-27

Virginia open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Delays on MARC trains to Washington after signal issues

MARC trains to Washington are delayed Friday morning because of earlier signal issues.

Big yards for families that want space, not seclusion

Big yards for families that want space, not seclusion

These Loudoun County homes offer several bedrooms and two staircases for families that want a country feel.

Where We Live | Deanwood

Where We Live | Deanwood

In the Northeast Washington neighborhood, some think the new houses look out of place.

‘And So It Goes’ is Rob Reiner far from his A game

‘And So It Goes’ is Rob Reiner far from his A game

Here is what I liked about the film: It is short. Here is what I didn’t like: the script, the performances, the editing or the direction.

A do-it-yourself renovation over the long term

A do-it-yourself renovation over the long term

A couple has successfully blended historic architectural details with modern amenities.

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Sunny and pleasant today; heat, humidity return this weekend

Sunny and pleasant today; heat, humidity return this weekend

We’re ending the work week with a gem of a day. Heat, humidity, and haze are back starting tomorrow, along with increasing storm threats the next few.

Kastles advance to WTT final

Kastles advance to WTT final

Bobby Reynolds sparks the Kastles past visiting Philadelphia and into Sunday’s WTT finals on the night he announces he will retire at the end of the season.

Fairfax County low-income housing plan likely to be tabled

Some homeowners groups opposed the plan for higher-density housing with smaller units.

Mistrial in case of D.C. officer accused of trying to kill wife

Samson E. Lawrence III, 46, tried to kill his wife with a metal lamp, state prosecutors say.

Prince George’s holds closed-door meeting with residents

Prince George’s holds closed-door meeting with residents

Fort Washington residents affected by a landslide met with county officials about how to save their homes.

Rep. Harris leaves staff hanging, makes no friends with his D.C. ‘constituents’

Rep. Harris leaves staff hanging, makes no friends with his D.C. ‘constituents’

The Maryland Eastern Shore Congressman had a chance to face the people he claims to look out for. He passed.

Gov. O’Malley on heroin deaths: ‘It’s getting worse’

Gov. O’Malley on heroin deaths: ‘It’s getting worse’

He calls for action, saying that drug overdose deaths in Maryland rose 33 percent in the first quarter.

At the Charlotte Hotel, inspiration doesn’t sleep

At the Charlotte Hotel, inspiration doesn’t sleep

A couple renovated a 1907 hotel in the shore town of Onancock, Va., imbuing it with a passion for life.

Bus riders talk, plan, and grumble about the Silver Line

Bus riders talk, plan, and grumble about the Silver Line

With the opening of Metro’s new rail line come widespread changes to bus service in Fairfax County

Police: Man who bragged on Facebook about dodging cops gets caught

Police: Man who bragged on Facebook about dodging cops gets caught

Authorities: Man featured in police department’s Facebook page posts comment: ‘Y’all will never catch me...’

Ex-Va. doctor indicted on charges of running ‘pill mill’

Hundreds of patients were given excessive prescriptions for addictive medications, and one person died.

Five in D.C. cited under new marijuana law

Five in D.C. cited under new marijuana law

Possessing one ounce or less of the drug is now a civil fine, not a criminal offense

Man arrested on gun charge at Cannon Building released

Suspect is from South Carolina and is president of a turkey farm. He also is incoming head of pork lobby group

Rain exits and skies clear tonight; comfortable sunshine Friday

Rain exits and skies clear tonight; comfortable sunshine Friday

D.C.’s rain-free luck will continue on Friday as skies clear.

Protesters press Md. congressman to address local D.C. complaints

Protesters press Md. congressman to address local D.C. complaints

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) intervened in city marijuana law; activists wonder if he wants to take up potholes next.

Yep, that Old Bay fried chicken sandwich is as good as it looks

Yep, that Old Bay fried chicken sandwich is as good as it looks

The sandwich sold out within an hour in its first day on the menu at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.

Ex-Redskins Davis surrenders on D.C. assault warrant

Ex-Redskins Davis surrenders on D.C. assault warrant

The former player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at an Adams Morgan diner.

Md. Democrats file complaint targeting GOP nominee

Md. Democrats file complaint targeting GOP nominee

The state party said Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan had broken election law.

September in July: Big cold front to bring stellar summer next week

September in July: Big cold front to bring stellar summer next week

Following in the footsteps of the record-setting cool air mass in mid-July, a second blast of air with polar origins will invade the eastern U.S. to close July.

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Metro passengers dance in Silver Line ad

Metro passengers dance in Silver Line ad

Silver Line passengers dance their commute away in Metro Forward's advertisement for the Silver Line.

 

P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

D.C. gets Trumped once again

Some D.C. politicos just can’t get close enough to Donald Trump.

Metro troubles on Blue, Yellow and Green lines resolved

The lines had been delayed because of a track problem at Pentagon station.

Delays on MARC trains to Washington after signal issues

MARC trains to Washington are delayed Friday morning because of earlier signal issues.

Metro’s Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up’

After several days of strenuous tests, and no major glitches, the new rail route — which connects the Dulles corridor — will welcome passengers Saturday.

What N.Va. bus riders need to know about the Silver Line

Many bus routes will change. New service will start. Air travelers will have more options to get to Dulles.

Bus riders talk, plan, and grumble about the Silver Line

With the opening of Metro’s new rail line come widespread changes to bus service in Fairfax County

The battle of the Silver Line videos -- Metro vs. Express

Which do you like better -- Metro’s newest Silver Line spot or the Express’ Silver Line song?

What’s so ‘new’ about the Silver Line?

Will there be delays and breakdowns? Sure.

Washington Flyer transition plan to Silver Line

Washington Flyer transitions to Silver Line Express and moves service to Silver Line Saturday July 26

Guest list for Silver Line opening includes a who’s who of Virginia politics

Dozens of VIPs including the U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are expected to attend opening ceremonies for the Silver Line.

Bethesda, Rockville among ‘snobbiest’ small cities in U.S.

Montgomery County communities’ wealth, education push them onto America’s “snooty little cities” list

Silver Line nears the end of its beginning

Long fights over track elevation and the threat of money drying up nearly killed the project, opening Saturday.

VDOT places traffic barrels on I-395 after restriping causes commuter confusion

Jennifer McCord, a department spokeswoman, said a VDOT contractor had not finished restriping 1,000 feet of the edge of the left lane near Seminary Road on the highway.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Generous readers push us toward our Moss Hollow goal. Plus: a Smart Car helps out in a tight parking spot.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Compassion and acts of kindness are flowing in Piscataway Hills.

Clinton Yates

The nonprofit L’Enfant Trust has renovated an abandoned house that was a former crack den.

Photo Galleries

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

Honors for the defiant POW

Before he was a rear admiral and senator, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. was a prisoner who wouldn’t give up.

Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

Washington kids go to ‘Farm Camp’

At Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va., kids learn about where their food comes from, healthy eating, cooking and bugs.

No easy ride

Americans participated in the Brompton National Championships folding bike race for a chance to win a trip to England.

Saying goodbye to a Prince George’s leader

Mourners pay their respects to Wayne K. Curry, the first black Prince George’s County executive.

Stolen grave markers returned

Volunteers canvassed the grounds of Congressional Cemetery to match up stolen memorial items to their original monuments.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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