DULLES, Va. — It's never easy to say goodbye...
But riders have one last day to use the Silver Line Express Bus before saying farewell to the service. Previously, the bus ran between Dulles and the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station.
After years of planning, construction and delays people in the D.C. region can finally ride on the new Silver Line Extension starting at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday. A Metro train will depart eastbound from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Ashburn station around that time before heading through the five other new stations of Phase 2 of the Silver Line. Those stops include Herndon, Loudoun Gateway, Innovation Center, Reston Town Center, and Dulles International Airport.
With the introduction of the new stations, the Silver Line Express Bus service will be discontinued as of Wednesday, according to a statement from the Dulles International website. The last bus will leave from Wiehle-Metro to the airport at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday and the last bus leaving from the terminal back to the Metro leaves at 9:40 p.m.
The bus service began in July 2014, when the Silver Line first opened its doors to passengers, offering nonstop service between the rail lines and Dulles, every 15 minutes during weekday peak hours and every 20 minutes off-peak. A ticket was $5 each way.
Now, the airport is connected directly to the Silver Line through an underground walkway that is approximately a 5-minute walk from the main terminal.
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