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Names proposed for 8 new Silver Line stations

Wednesday - 4/11/2012, 4:58am  ET

Metro train (WTOP Photo/Adam Tuss)
Metro opens part of its new subway line through Fairfax County next year. (WTOP/Adam Tuss)

Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

FAIRFAX, Va. - What's the big deal about a Metro station name? A lot if it's where you need to get off the train.

The new Silver Line through Tysons Corner is scheduled to open next year. Eventually, eight stations will fall along the new line in Fairfax County, but the location of the stations is difficult to explain.

After gathering 16,000 responses in an online survey and through a series of public hearings, Fairfax County now has a list of recommendations.

"The riders have spoken and I hope the names that we have chosen are more acceptable than before," says Fairfax Supervisor and Metro Board Chairwoman Catherine M. Hudgins.

Hudgins says people want simplicity. Here's the list:

  • McLean (1824 Dolley Madison Boulevard)
  • Tysons Corner (1943 Chain Bridge Rd.)
  • Greensboro (8305 Leesburg Pike)
  • Spring Hill (1576 Spring Hill Rd.)
  • Wiehle-Reston East (1862 Wiehle Ave., Reston)
  • Reston Town Center (Near the intersection of Route 267 and Reston Parkway)
  • Herndon (Near the intersection of Route 267 and Monroe Street)
  • Innovation Center (Near the intersection of Route 267, Route 28 and Innovation Avenue)

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