Metro Blue Orange Silver Capacity & Reliability Study

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Preliminary Concepts & Feedback

Over the past year, Metro gathered input from the public, business community and regional stakeholders to develop six preliminary concepts pictured below. We asked you to provide your feedback through a series of open houses and an online survey and to tell us whether you support each of these concepts. Here's what you told us:

Concept Rankings

Concept 1 - Optional Train "Turnbacks"

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Concept 2 - NoVa Circulator 

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 Concept 3 - New Blue Line

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 Concept 4 - New Core Loop

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Concept 5 - New Silver Line Connections North of
I-66

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Concept 6 - New Silver Line Connections south of
I-66

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New Ideas

In addition to the project concepts we asked you to submit your own ideas. Here's a visual summary of those suggestions:

Alternative Ideas

Additional improvements rankings

The study team also identified operational strategies and general, systemwide improvements that may increase capacity, reliability, flexibility, and sustainability on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines. Some are comparatively small and inexpensive changes that can help achieve one goal in the near future, while others would be large projects that meet multiple goals but require a lot of time and investment.
BOS Study Additional Improvement Feedback

 Additional Information

See About this Study for more information on the study goals, process, and timeline.

See Get Involved to engage and share your input on the study.

See Documents and FAQs for project documents, news highlights, and further reading.

Contact us!

For more information about the Blue/Orange/Silver Capacity & Reliability Study, please send an email to: BOSstudy@wmata.com

Or you may contact Metro's Office of Customer Information at 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780). Press 88 and then press 5.