McLean Station

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McLean
McLean Metro platform 1.jpg
McLean station platform
Station statistics
Address 1824 Dolley Madison Boulevard,
McLean, Virginia
Coordinates 38°55′28″N 77°12′38″W / 38.92434°N 77.21048°W / 38.92434; -77.21048Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 77°12′38″W / 38.92434°N 77.21048°W / 38.92434; -77.21048
Line(s) Silver Line Silver Line
Connections

Bus transport Metrobus: 3T, 23A, 23T

Bus transport Fairfax Connector: 721, 724, 734
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 26, 2014; 6 months ago (2014-07-26)[1]
Station code N01
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Silver Line
Station Entrance on Opening Day, Saturday, July 26, 2014
McLean Station under construction in February 2013

McLean (preliminary name Tysons East, Tysons-McLean) [2][3] is a Washington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia, on the Silver Line. The station is located in Tysons Corner, with a McLean postal address. It began operation on July 26, 2014.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Tysons Corner)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (East Falls Church)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Access to McLean station is provided by two entrances, one on each side of SR 123.[4] The southern entrance connects to the northern entrance and mezzanine with a pedestrian bridge about 50 ft (15 m) above SR 123, with the mezzanine containing ticket machines and faregates.

McLean has a simple island platform setup with two tracks. While there has been some controversy about whether to build the rail through Tysons Corner below ground or on elevated tracks, McLean is also elevated. No permanent car parking is planned at the station. A temporary parking lot with 711 spaces is currently available. A bus station and kiss-and-ride lot are to be built. Bike parking is also available. [4]

The main platform has a height of 55.5 feet (16.9 m) at its east end and 49 feet (15 m) at its west end.[5]

Location[edit]

McLean station is located in the northeast section of Tysons Corner, at the northwest corner of the intersection of SR 123/Dolley Madison Boulevard and Scotts Crossing Road. This area is bordered on the south by SR 123, on the west by Exit 46A-B of the I-495/Capital Beltway, and by Exit 19A-B of SR 267. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic counts show heavy usage of all three roads in the area, with around 122,000 cars per day using SR 267 north of Exit 18; of these, about one-third continue on the Dulles Toll Road with the other two-thirds (67,000) using the Beltway.[6] In addition, 44,000 cars use Dolley Madison Boulevard each day.[6]

The station is located two miles west of the urban village of McLean, Virginia. McLean itself took the name of the McLean station, of the former Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad interurban trolley line, that the village grew around. Fairfax County's long-range transportation plan contains no plans for returning mass transit to the village of McLean,[7] making it an appropriate name for the nearest Silver Line station.

The station, being located in Tysons Corner, serves major shopping malls, the headquarters of Capital One, several US Government intelligence agency facilities, and various government contractors as well as local residents.

Station Facilities[edit]

  • 2 station entrances (each side of SR 123)
  • Pedestrian bridge crossing SR 123
  • Bus dropoff/pickup
  • Kiss & Ride
  • Temporary car parking lot with 711 spaces
  • 56 bike parking spaces

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Completion date on Silver Line pushed back again". WTOP. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  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. ^ a b "Tystons East station". Dulles Metro. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  5. ^ "DCMP Station Heights Actual". WMAA. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  6. ^ a b 2008 Fairfax County AADT counts VDOT Retrieved 2009-09-07
  7. ^ http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/images/maps/handouts/pdf07/transplanmap.pdf

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