Here’s a snapshot of how the Silver Line has impacted the Metrorail system and Tysons commuters

When Metrorail’s Silver Line opened in 2014, officials had high hopes for its ridership numbers. Though it ultimately did not meet those expectations, it fared better than other lines that have lost ridership since the Silver Line’s launch. But to understand the Silver Line’s true effect on the region, and particularly the Tysons communities it serves, we must first dissect its complicated impact on the entire Metrorail system.