aj2000gm t1_iye6lpd wrote

Note that Silver ends at Ballston and B+ ends at National. 24 minutes doesn’t mean 12 on the branches and 6 in the core, it means 24 in North Arlington/Crystal City/Largo too, not just the single-line branches, and 12 in the core. A fun weekend. That being said, hopefully all these construction weekends catch Metro up eventually to where these can become more rare in the future!


aj2000gm t1_itutn5c wrote

Yeah 5 minutes savings isn’t worth what will probably be reduced service on the rest of the Silver Line. There’s really not much spare capacity in the core. For every train that goes express, the Tysons and North Arlington stations will lose some service. Not sure that’s going to be worth it. Thinking this is just to show those who have been pushing for express service to have an answer. It’s really not worth it.