RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) – Phase I of the Silver Line will open on Saturday July 26, Metro's general manager announced Monday.

Richard Sarles said on a conference call that the long-awaited start date has been a target for a while. He said he felt confident Monday to set that as a firm date.

"The five new Silver Line stations will open to customers at noon, and the first Silver Line train will depart Wiehle-Reston East, bound for Largo Town Center, at that time," said Sarles.

Check out this video tour of the Silver Line:

Phase I includes service from Reston through Tysons Corner at five new stations. The new stations include McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.

Sarles said there is still work to be done, including obtaining Certificates of Occupancy and construction on pedestrian overpasses.

Metro will run "simulated service" for a week starting on July 20.

The second phase will extend to Dulles International Airport but is years away from completion.

Riders can check fares and travel times, get station information and learn more about the project by visiting

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