Clarendon (WMATA station)

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Station statistics
Address 3100 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Orange Line Orange Line

Silver Line Silver Line
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 38B
Bus transport Arlington Transit: 41, 42
Structure type Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 12 racks, 6 lockers
Other information
Opened December 1, 1979; 35 years ago (December 1, 1979)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code K02
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Passengers (2014) 4,667 daily [1] Decrease 3.35%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line

Clarendon is a side platformed Washington Metro station in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on December 1, 1979, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station serves the Orange and Silver Lines.


Clarendon is located in the Arlington district of the same name at the intersection Highland Street, Clarendon Boulevard, and Wilson Boulevard. The station entrance itself lies in a park-like median between Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards.

The presence of Clarendon station has transformed the surrounding district into an urban village. As a result, a number of residential and shopping complexes have opened. These include the residential buildings such as Station Square,[2] Clarendon 1021,[3] and the Phoenix at Clarendon[4] along with the Market Common Clarendon shopping center.[5]


The station was constructed by the Nello L. Teer Company,[6] and opened on December 1, 1979.[7] Its opening coincided with the completion of approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) of rail west of the Rosslyn station and the opening of the Court House, Virginia Square and Ballston stations.[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Virginia Square – GMU)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Virginia Square – GMU)
Eastbound Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Court House)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Court House)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Similar to many of the stations opened at the same time, Clarendon uses a side platform setup with two tracks. Architecturally, as part of the first generation of underground stations, the "waffle" coffer style predominates at Clarendon.

Escalators bring passengers to the mezzanine level, which contains the faregates and ticket machines. Clarendon station is quite shallow, so much in fact that there is a staircase in between the two escalators that reach street level.


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings". WMATA. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Residences at Station Square". Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
  3. ^ Clarendon 1021 Clarendon 1021 Retrieved 2009-11-22
  4. ^ The Phoenix at Clarendon Phoenix at Clarendon Retrieved 2009-11-22
  5. ^ Market Common Clarendon Market Common Clarendon Retrieved 2009-11-22
  6. ^ "Nello L. Teer Company". Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
  7. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B.; Sandra G. Boodman (December 2, 1979), "Area celebrates extension of Metrorail in Arlington", The Washington Post: C1 

External links[edit]

Media related to Clarendon (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′14″N 77°05′43″W / 38.887102°N 77.095192°W / 38.887102; -77.095192