Reston Town Center (WMATA station)

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Reston Town Center
Station statistics
Coordinates 38°57′10″N 77°21′37″W / 38.95278°N 77.36028°W / 38.95278; -77.36028Coordinates: 38°57′10″N 77°21′37″W / 38.95278°N 77.36028°W / 38.95278; -77.36028
Line(s) Silver Line Silver Line (planned)
Structure type Surface
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened Expected to open in 2018
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code N09
Owned by WMATA
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Route 772
Silver Line (planned)
Phase 2

Reston Town Center (preliminary name Reston Parkway)[1] is a planned rapid transit station on the Silver Line of the Washington Metro in Reston, an unincorporated area in Northern Virginia. Expected to open in 2018, it will be part of the second phase of the Silver Line project, extending the line westwards to Dulles International Airport and eastern Loudoun County.[2]

Location[edit]

Reston Town Center station will be located in the central section of Reston, specifically within the median of SR 267 (Dulles Toll Road) to the west of its interchange with SR 602 (Reston Parkway). Reston Town Center is approximately 2,000 ft (610 m) to the north.

Transit-oriented development[edit]

As with all stations on the Silver Line within Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Planning Commission aims to transform the surrounding area into a mixed-use, dense, and walkable neighborhood connected to Reston Town Center. The Planning Commission has delineated an area bounded by New Dominion Parkway, Reston Parkway, Sunset Hills Road, Sunrise Valley Drive, and Fairfax County Parkway for transit-oriented development.[3] The vast majority of the precinct is devoted to mixed-use zoning, while some outlying areas are designated for office, industrial, or government use.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station manager
P
Platform level
Westbound Silver Line Silver Line (under construction) toward Route 772 (phase 2) (Herndon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Silver Line Silver Line (under construction) toward Largo Town Center (phase 2) (Wiehle – Reston East)

As with most Silver Line stations, Reston Town Center will have a single island platform with two tracks. Since the station will be built within the median of the Dulles Toll Road, there will be two pedestrian bridges crossing the highway, linking the station to the surrounding area.[4] In addition, bus bays will be present on both the north and south sides of Route 267.[4]

Station Facilities[edit]

  • 2 station entrances (both sides of SR 267)
  • Pedestrian bridge crossing SR 267
  • Bus dropoff/pickup (both entrances)
  • Kiss & Ride (both entrances)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hosh, Kafia (March 29, 2011). "Fairfax OKs names for new Metrorail stations". Washington Post. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ New stations Dulles Metro Retrieved 2010-09-23
  3. ^ a b Reston Parkway station area community meeting Fairfax County Planning Commission Retrieved 2010-09-23
  4. ^ a b "Dulles Metrorail - Reston Town Center". Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 

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