On Monday, we posted our sixteenth photo challenge to see how well you know Metro. I took photos of the five new Silver Line stations. Here are the answers. How well did you do?
We got 46 guesses on this post, and a whopping 43 of you got all five correct. Great work, everyone!
The first image is, of course, a view of the Wiehle station from the mezzanine above the tracks. While it has the same superstructure as Tysons Corner and Greensboro stations, this one is unique for being located in the median of the Dulles Toll Road.
The second image shows Tysons Corner station. While it has the same roof design as Greensboro and Wiehle, Tysons is distinctive because it’s the only one of those stations that has anything below the platform.
From this view, the station itself could be either McLean or Spring Hill, since those stations are nearly identical. But the context, including the new residential tower to the left, narrows it down to Spring Hill station.
Image 4 is a picture from the platform at Greensboro. There’s not much context in this photo. But since the 3 other Tysons stations are high above the streets, and Wiehle Avenue is in the middle of a freeway, this can only be Greensboro. The entrance structure and the pattern on the wall make it clear that it is one of the Silver Line stations.
The final image was intended to be a little trickier, but it didn’t fool you. There’s also not much context in this photo, but the windscreen around the exitfare machine makes it clear this is a Silver Line station. And there’s a reflection in the screen of a baseball field, which neighbors McLean station.
Congratulations to the winners!
Next Monday, we’ll have five more photos for you to identify. Thanks for playing!