White Flint (WMATA station)

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White Flint
Washington Metro rapid transit station
White flint.jpg
Station statistics
Address 5500 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Coordinates 39°02′53″N 77°06′47″W / 39.048043°N 77.113131°W / 39.048043; -77.113131Coordinates: 39°02′53″N 77°06′47″W / 39.048043°N 77.113131°W / 39.048043; -77.113131
Line(s) Red Line Red Line
Connections Bus transport Ride On: 5, 26, 38, 46, 81
Bus transport Metrobus: C8
Structure type Open-cut
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 982 spaces
Bicycle facilities 32 racks, 20 lockers
Other information
Opened December 15, 1984; 29 years ago (December 15, 1984)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code A12
Owned by WMATA
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1.355 million Increase 1%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Shady Grove
Red Line
toward Glenmont

White Flint is an island platformed Washington Metro station in North Bethesda, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on December 15, 1984, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Red Line, the station serves residential and commercial areas of North Bethesda and Rockville and is located near the former White Flint Mall.

Location[edit]

White Flint serves commercial and residential areas of North Bethesda and Rockville. White Flint's namesake, the White Flint Mall, was located about .4 mi (0.64 km) southeast of the station.

Transport-oriented development[edit]

White Flint station is planned to be the center of a large transport-oriented development. The development will include new zoning to allow taller buildings to be built closer to the station along with a new street grid to link what are now currently disjointed areas.[1]

History[edit]

The station opened on December 15, 1984.[2] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7 miles (11 km)[3] of rail northwest of the then named Grosvenor station and the opening of the Rockville, Shady Grove, and Twinbrook stations.[2] White Flint was originally known as Nicholson Lane in planning documents,[4] but the station was renamed after the White Flint Mall before it opened. A pylon at Farragut North still bears the original name of the station; extensions were originally printed on pylons throughout the system and covered up until they opened.[5]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Red Line Red Line toward Shady Grove (Twinbrook)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line Red Line toward Glenmont (Grosvenor–Strathmore)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White Flint sector plan Montgomery Planning Retrieved 2009-11-28
  2. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984), "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; 4 stops open amid hoopla", The Washington Post: A1 
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Janis (September 28, 1978). "Metro in Montgomery: Plans Are Unveiled for Preserving Old Neighborhoods and Creating New Development Near Metro". The Washington Post. p. MD1. 
  5. ^ Zoological Park metro station? DCist Retrieved 2009-11-28

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