JThe Washington, DC, Metro on Friday unveiled its new map, featuring several new Silver Line stations, signaling near completion of the line after eight years of construction.
The old metro map included the new stations but in a faded color, showing them as incomplete. The new map includes the stations in color, as well as the renaming of five other stations. The highly anticipated Silver Line extension has cost around $3 billion and will span 11 1/2 miles, according to the Washington Post.
Subway officials told the outlet that it would take about a month to replace all 5,000 cards at each subway station. A new station was also added along the Blue and Yellow Lines, Potomac Yard, near Reagan National Airport. It should open this fall.
METRO ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGES FOR FIVE STATIONS
One of the Silver Line stations will connect the subway to Dulles International Airport, making it easier for those arriving by plane to enter the US capital.
The new map also shows a renaming of five metro stations, approved by the metro board last week. The name changes were in response to leaving landmarks near stations bearing the name, or a similar change, depending on the Washington Post. Signage changes at stations are already underway.
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Subway officials set the estimated start date for the Silver Line to open in late fall, but said it could be delayed if federal regulators don’t allow them more use of their fleet. subway cars.