Herndon (WMATA station)

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Herndon
Station statistics
Address 12530 Sunrise Valley Dr, Herndon, VA
Coordinates 38°57′10″N 77°23′07″W / 38.9528°N 77.3852°W / 38.9528; -77.3852Coordinates: 38°57′10″N 77°23′07″W / 38.9528°N 77.3852°W / 38.9528; -77.3852
Line(s) Silver Line Silver Line (planned)
Structure type Surface
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 1750
Other information
Opened Expected to open in 2018[1]
Station code N10
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Route 772
Silver Line
Phase 2

Herndon (preliminary names Herndon–Monroe, Herndon – Reston West)[2][3] is a planned Washington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia on the Silver Line. The station would be in the median strip of VA-267 adjacent to the current Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride parking garage and bus station, which is on the south side of the highway. This location is in Reston, but has a Herndon postal address. In anticipation of a future mass transit route in the Dulles Access Road median, in 1999 Fairfax County constructed a $20 million park and ride facility which includes a Fairfax Connector station that serves most bus lines in the Herndon and Reston areas as well as buses carrying commuters to the West Falls Church or other metro stations daily. The existing facility is served by direct westbound on ramps and eastbound off ramps to SR 267. The existing parking garage has 1,750 spaces. The garage has drawn criticism because of alleged construction flaws.[4] The garage will be expanded to 3,500 spaces for the Metro station.

The proposed Metro station is scheduled to begin operation in 2018.[1] In the meantime, the Town of Herndon has initiated transportation oriented development of the land on the north side of the station. In turn, the Town of Herndon, on November 10, 2009, designated commercial, industrial and multi-unit rental residential properties within the town boundaries for inclusion in a special tax district to fund construction of Phase II of the Silver Line.[5]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Silver Line Silver Line (under construction) toward Route 772 (phase 2) (Innovation Center)
Island platform, under construction
Eastbound Silver Line Silver Line (under construction) toward Largo Town Center (phase 2) (Reston Town Center)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station manager
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Station facilities[edit]

Planned facilities for this station include:[6]

  • 2 station entrances (both sides of SR 267)
  • Pedestrian bridge SR 267
  • Bus dropoff/pickup (south side only)
  • Kiss & Ride (existing)
  • Parking for 3,500 cars

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dulles Metro Main Page
  2. ^ "Board of Supervisors Approves Proposed Silver Line Station Names". April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hosh, Kafia (March 29, 2011). "Fairfax OKs names for new Metrorail stations". Washington Post. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Turque, Bill (January 27, 2008). "Authorities Cringe as Va. Garage Crumbles". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  5. ^ "Public Hearing: Dulles Rail Phase II Tax District". Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Dulles Metrorail - Herndon". Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Retrieved August 26, 2013.