Pentagon City station

Pentagon City station is an underground Washington Metro station in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. It serves the Blue and Yellow Lines.

Pentagon City
Pentagon City Metro Station DC 12 2011 00062.JPG
Blue Line train at Pentagon City station in 2011
Location1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates38°51′46″N 77°03′34″W / 38.86271°N 77.059468°W / 38.86271; -77.059468Coordinates: 38°51′46″N 77°03′34″W / 38.86271°N 77.059468°W / 38.86271; -77.059468
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Arlington Transit: 42, 74, 84, 87
Bus transport Metrobus: 7A, 10A, 10N, 16E, 16G, 16H, 22A
Construction
Bicycle facilities8 racks, 22 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeC08
History
OpenedJuly 1, 1977
Passengers
201613,070 daily [1]
Services
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Crystal City Blue Line Pentagon
Crystal City
toward Huntington
Yellow Line Pentagon
toward Greenbelt
Preceding station Metroway Following station
Crystal City Potomac Yard Terminus

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on July 1, 1977, along with 16 other stations as part of the opening of the 11.8-mile (19.0 km) National AirportStadium–Armory segment.[2] [3][4]

On April 17, 2016, the Metroway bus rapid transit system was extended to Pentagon City, with the station becoming the northern terminus.[5]

In February 2021, the Arlington County Board awarded a $6.5 million construction contract to add a second surface elevator to the station, with expected completion in 2022.[6]

Station layoutEdit

Pentagon City station has two underground side platforms serving two tracks. The station has four entrances from the mezzanine level, which runs under Hayes Street: entrances from the east and west sides of Hayes Street via escalator, a direct entrance from the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and an entrance from the northeast corner of the 12th and Hayes Street intersection. The pedestrian tunnel for the latter entrance was built in 1984 but did not open to the public until 2018.[7] Additionally, a provision exists at the station's south end for a future second mezzanine, with knock-out panels visible above the tracks on the station's south wall.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
  3. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
  5. ^ Smith, Max (April 17, 2016). "New bus-only lanes open along Jefferson Davis Highway". WTOP.com. WTOP. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Blitz, Matt (February 23, 2021). "Pentagon City Metro is Getting a Second Elevator". ARLnow.
  7. ^ Lemke, Tim (February 21, 2018). "Pentagon City Pedestrian Tunnel Now Open". dccommutetimes.com. DC Commute Times. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pentagon City station at Wikimedia Commons