WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck
WASHINGTON -- The first weekday rush hour on Metro's Silver Line provided not only its biggest test but also a glimpse into riders' changing commutes.
From the opening of the rail system to 10 a.m. on Monday, Metro reported 9,715 entries or exits at the five new stations.
"It's a very respectable start," says Metro spokesman Dan Stessel, who noted there were no problems.
During simulated service on Saturday, a train operator had overshot the Tysons Corner station, resulting in a nine-minute delay.
Weekday commuters quickly made Wiehle-Reston East station among the busiest in the system.
For the first morning it was the 12th busiest station out of 91 on the Metrorail, ahead of Glenmont, Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City.
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Extra police are keeping their eyes wide open on how pedestrians and traffic adjust to the four new Metro stations in busy Tyson's Corner, WTOP’s Dick Uliano reports.
Where to park at the Silver Line’s Wiehle-Reston station, WTOP’s Kristi King reports.
Metro’s General Manager Richard Sarles says Silver Line hasn’t had any issues Monday morning.