East Falls Church (WMATA station)
|East Falls Church|
|Address||2001 North Sycamore Street
Arlington, VA 22205
|Line(s)||Silver Line (planned)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||12 racks, 6 lockers|
|Opened||June 7, 1986|
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Passengers (2007)||2.384 million 0.9%|
The station serves the suburban communities of Falls Church and Arlington, Virginia and is located in the median of Interstate 66 near Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29). Service began on June 7, 1986. East Falls Church has a parking lot with 422 spaces on the Lee Highway side of the station.
Of the six stations on the Orange Line in Arlington, East Falls Church has the least transit-oriented development. Unlike the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, East Falls Church station is located in the median of Interstate 66, posing pedestrian access issues. The County is currently considering plans to develop the site.
East Falls Church opened as part of the final westward extension of the Orange Line to Vienna on 7 June 1986.
The planned Silver Line will tentatively begin service in 2013. It will run between Largo Town Center in the east, following most of the Orange Line route until it reaches this station, where it will branch off towards the northwest, eventually reaching Dulles International Airport. The station will then become a transfer point.
|Westbound||← Orange Line toward Vienna (West Falls Church)
← Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (planned) (McLean)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Ballston-MU) →
→ Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (planned) (Ballston-MU) →
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
Similar to all stations within the Interstate 66 median apart from West Falls Church, East Falls Church utilizes a simple island platform setup with two tracks. There is an exit in the central part of the platform that leads to a mezzanine on the western side of North Sycamore Street. The station's parking lot and bus bays are located to the north of this exit at the southwestern corner of the intersection of North Sycamore Street and North Washington Boulevard.
Media related to East Falls Church (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: East Falls Church Station
- StationMasters Online: East Falls Church Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: East Falls Church Station
- Sycamore Street entrance from Google Maps Street View