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10 questions: Test your Silver Line knowledge

The first portion of Metro’s long-awaited Silver Line connects Reston and Tysons Corner to the Washington area's Metrorail system. How much do you know about the Silver Line project?

1

The Silver Line ultimately will travel into Loudoun County, likely in 2018. What's the total cost of the Silver Line extension?

$500 million
$1.3 billion
$5.6 billion
$12.2 billion

2

Which is the only new station that will include a parking garage?

Wiehle Avenue
McLean
Greensboro
Spring Hill

3

How many miles of new track are opening as part of the first phase from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue?

4.3 miles
7.4 miles
11.7 miles
16.5 miles

4

Including the Silver Line's five new stations, how many stations are part of the Metro system?

51
86
91
118

5

Before the Silver Line, 26 trains per hour traveled beneath the Potomac River at Rosslyn during rush hour in each direction. Post-Silver Line, how many will make the trip per hour in each direction?

26
28
32
35

6

Nearly half of the funding for the Silver Line came from what source?

Dulles Toll Road tolls
Private funding
Federal government
State of Virginia

7

A second phase will extend the Silver Line to Dulles airport and into Loudoun County. How many new stations will be added to the Metro system in Phase 2?

3
4
5
6

8

New stations in Virginia are grabbing headlines, but much of the Silver Line will share track with the Orange and Blue lines. What's the eastern terminus of the Silver Line?

Greenbelt
New Carrollton
Largo
Stadium-Armory

9

What's the peak fare a Silver Line rider will pay?

$4.60
$5.30
$5.90
$6.50

10

How long will a trip from Wiehle to Largo Town Center take?

35 minutes
47 minutes
60 minutes
70 minutes

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