Arlington Cemetery (WMATA station)

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Arlington Cemetery
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Arlington Cemetery Metro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1000 North Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211
Coordinates 38°53′4.5″N 77°3′47.1″W / 38.884583°N 77.063083°W / 38.884583; -77.063083Coordinates: 38°53′4.5″N 77°3′47.1″W / 38.884583°N 77.063083°W / 38.884583; -77.063083
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 7Y
Structure type Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 1, 1977
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code C06
Owned by WMATA
Passengers (2007) 1.167 million[1] Decrease 1%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Arlington Cemetery (WMATA station) is located in Washington, D.C.
Arlington Cemetery (WMATA station)

Arlington Cemetery is a side platformed Washington Metro station in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station provides service for only the Blue Line, and is located at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, underneath Memorial Drive. There is no public parking near the station except at the cemetery, which is reserved for cemetery visitors. It is the only station that closes earlier than the rest of the system, closing at 7 PM from October to March, and 10 PM from April to September.[2] The station is also unique in its design. It is just below ground level, and is only covered by a bridge carrying Memorial Drive.

The station opened on July 1, 1977.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[4] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Stadium–Armory stations.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Pentagon)
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Rosslyn)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent

Escalators from Memorial Drive go down two levels to the mezzanine, where customers may purchase tickets at vending machines and pass through the faregates. Escalators on the other side of the faregates then go up to the platforms. Elevators go directly to the platforms with one two-way faregate for each elevator at platform level.

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ FY2006-07 Metrorail ridership summary by station Think Outside the Car Retrieved 2009-11-28
  2. ^ "Metro - Rail - Arlington Cemetery". WMATA. Archived from the original on 17 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), Today, Metro could be U.S. model, The Washington Post: A1 
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby, The Washington Post 

External links[edit]

Media related to Arlington Cemetery (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

View from outbound end of station, showing canopy