Crystal City (WMATA station)
|Address||1750 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
|Line(s)|| Blue Line
|Connections||VRE at Crystal City
Fairfax Connector: 597
Metrobus: 9S, 16H, 23A, 23C
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Bicycle facilities||10 racks|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
|Passengers (2007)||7.599 million 3% (Metro)|
Crystal City is a side platformed Washington Metro station in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is located on 18th Street in between the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway and South Bell Street. The station is also accessible from the underground network of shopping centers and restaurants extending beneath Crystal City.
This is the final indoor transfer point between the Blue and Yellow lines in the southbound direction. In inclement weather, commuters may prefer to transfer at Crystal City rather than at King Street – Old Town, which is outdoors.
The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, 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.
|Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Mezzanine||One-way faregates, station agent|
|Blue/Yellow Lines platforms|
|Side platform, Doors will open on the right|
|← Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
← Yellow Line toward Huntington (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
|→ Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (Pentagon City) →
→ Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Pentagon City) →
- FY2006-07 Metrorail ridership summary by station Think Outside the Car Retrieved
- Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
- Fehr, Stephen C. (June 18, 1992), "Getting on track; Fairfax ready to roll with its 3 commuter stations", The Washington Post