Third rail over the entire length of the branch has now been energized. The second segment was energized from the west end to Hunter Mill Road on 02 25 2013, the next segment from the east was energized from Old Chain Bridge Road to east end of the Greensboro station on 03 21 2013, the next segment this time from the west was energized from Hunter Mill Road to Trap Road on 03 29 2013, the last segment between Trap Road and the Greensboro station was energized 04 05 2013.
The first train to operate under third rail power began "Dynamic Testing" in the area of the junction on 02 27 2013. Dynamic Testing is now being done along the Dulles Access road west of VA-7 Leesburg Pike.
The restoration and seeding for the grass in the median of VA I-66 and VA-267 Dulles Connector Road is mostly complete.
The yard lead is now connected to track 20 in Falls Church Yard. The ties (concrete) and rail for the new storage tracks along with the tracks leading to the second shop building have been laid. The ballast tamper hasn’t been run over the new yard tracks yet. Third rail is at various stages of installation along the storage tracks.
The shop building has a ways to go, it has proceeded only as far as having basement / foundation walls done.
The structural work on the entrance pavilions at all of the stations is done, the sheet metal roofing on the entrance pavilions are at various stages of completion.
The finishing of the platforms are at various stages of completion. Pavers have been installed at the McLean, Tysons Corner and Wiehle-Reston East stations, the mud job for the pavers at the Greensboro is done.
The 2 vehicle bus bay along with most of the curb gutter and sidewalk work in front of the McLean station is done.
The realignment of eastbound VA-7 Leesburg Pike west of the Greensboro station entrance has been done. Preparation for the realignment of eastbound VA-7 Leesburg Pike adjacent to the Spring Hill station are at early stages of completion.
Bus bays are being installed on the shoulder of the eastbound off ramp from VA-267 Dulles Toll Road to Wiehle Avenue adjacent to the Wiehle-Reston East south entrance pavilion.
Published 04 10 2013
|VA I-66 flyover.||VA I-66 flyover.||Orange line train outbound under VA I-66 flyover.|
|Falls Church Yard lead.|
Falls Church Yard:
|Falls Church Yard second shop building basement / foundation walls.||Falls Church Yard second shop building basement / foundation walls.||Falls Church Yard new storage tracks.|
|Falls Church Yard lead junction.|
|McLean south entrance pavilion.||McLean south entrance pavilion.||McLean bus shelter pads.|
|McLean elevators escalators in surface entrance under mezzanine.||McLean back side of surface entrance.||McLean.|
|Wiehle Reston-East.||Wiehle Reston-East.||Wiehle Reston-East south entrance pavilion.|
|Wiehle Reston-East south entrance pavilion bus bay apron.||Wiehle Reston-East south entrance pavilion elevators.||Wiehle Reston-East.|
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