Metro Seeks Input on How Bethesda, Silver Spring Stations Should Connect with Purple Line Platforms

Transit user expelled minute drawings to uncover designed connections

Metro is seeking riders for feedback on skeleton to bond a Bethesda and Silver Spring Metro stations with new Purple Line platforms.

The movement user expelled several minute images of a designed connectors between a stations, so riders can examination a plans.

In Bethesda, skeleton call for a subterraneous Metro hire to be connected with a Purple Line station, that will lay only subsequent travel level, around 3 elevators subsequent to a intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street. A staircase would be built as well. Metro riders also will be means to entrance a elevators during travel level.

Bethesda Metro and Purple Line connections. Click to enhance images, around Metro

Montgomery County has agreed to compensate $113 million for a conveyor project, that will be built in a low missile and embody a new cove to capacitate riders to entrance a Bethesda Metro.

In Silver Spring, a Purple Line height would bond with a above-ground Metro hire around a new towering corridor connected to a top turn of a Silver Spring Transit Center, a sight repository that sits between a Purple Line’s designed track and a Metrorail tracks. The towering corridor would be lonesome with a canopy structure and embody a set of escalators and a tie to a MARC sight platform, that is subsequent to a Metrorail tracks.

Silver Spring Metro and Purple Line connections. Click to expand, around Metro documents

This plan is saved by a state by a $5.6 billion, 36-year agreement with Purple Line Transit Partners, a private group of companies tasked with building, handling and progressing a 16.2-mile light-rail project.

Metro is holding feedback on a designed connectors by 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 regulating an online survey. Metro is scheduled to horde an open residence on Dec. 5 during 5:30 p.m. during a domicile during 600 Fifth St. NW in Washington, D.C., to plead a designed connections.

Public comments will be supposing to Metro’s Board of Directors, that will examination a connectors and opinion on them in early 2018.

Metro also is holding comments about how a Purple Line height in New Carrollton will bond with a Metro hire there.

Construction on a Purple Line began in Aug and is scheduled to be finished in 2022. Once built, it will widen from Bethesda to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County and embody 21 stations. 

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