Pentagon City station

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Pentagon City
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Yellow.svg rapid transit station
Pentagon City Metro Station DC 12 2011 00062.JPG
Location 1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Coordinates 38°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
Owned by WMATA
  • WMATA Blue.svg
  • WMATA Yellow.svg
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Arlington Transit: 74, 84, 87
Bus transport Metrobus:7A, 7F, 10A, 10N, 16E, 16G, 16H, 22A
Bus transport Metroway (southbound only)
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 8 racks, 22 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C08
Opened July 1, 1977; 41 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2016) 13,070 daily [1]Decrease 9.41%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
Weekday rush hour service
Yellow Line
Not on weekdays rush hours
toward Fort Totten
Preceding station   Metroway   Following station
Potomac YardTerminus

Pentagon City is a side platformed Washington Metro station in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977,[2] and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is located at the corner of Hayes Street and 12th Street, between Army-Navy Drive and South 15th Street. It links to a tunnel that allows direct access west into the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a large shopping mall, and east under Hayes Street to an entrance outside the Pentagon Centre shopping complex.

The station's opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[3] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[4]

The station has four exits, all of which are accessed from a large mezzanine tunnel under Hayes Street. There are exits to both the east and west sides of Hayes Street via escalator, an exit which directly connects to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and a short pedestrian tunnel that leads to the northeast corner of the 12th and Hayes Street intersection. This tunnel, despite being built in 1984, was closed to the public until 2018. [5] 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.

On April 17, 2016, the Metroway Bus Rapid Transit system was extended to Pentagon City, with the station becoming the northern terminus.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance, bus and Metroway connections
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Franconia – Springfield (Crystal City)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Huntington (Crystal City)
Northbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Largo Town Center (Pentagon)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Mount Vernon Square or Fort Totten (Pentagon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  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. Retrieved March 18, 2018. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  5. ^ Lemke, Tim (February 21, 2018). "Pentagon City Pedestrian Tunnel Now Open". dccommutetimes.com. DC Commute Times. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  6. ^ Smith, Max (April 17, 2016). "New bus-only lanes open along Jefferson Davis Highway". WTOP.com. WTOP. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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