Arlington Cemetery station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Arlington Cemetery Blue Line
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Arlington Cemetery Metro III.jpg
Location 1000 North Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211
Coordinates 38°53′4.5″N 77°3′47.1″W / 38.884583°N 77.063083°W / 38.884583; -77.063083Coordinates: 38°53′4.5″N 77°3′47.1″W / 38.884583°N 77.063083°W / 38.884583; -77.063083
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 7Y
Structure type Open-cut
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C06
Opened July 1, 1977; 39 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2016) 1,555 daily [1]Decrease 18.93%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Arlington Cemetery station is located in Washington, D.C.
Arlington Cemetery station

Arlington Cemetery is a side platformed Washington Metro station in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station provides service for only the Blue Line, and is located at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, underneath Memorial Drive. There is no public parking near the station except at the cemetery, which is reserved for cemetery visitors. It is the only station that closes earlier than the rest of the system, closing at 7 PM from October to March, and 10 PM from April to September.[2] The station is also unique in its design. It is just below ground level, and is only covered by a bridge carrying Memorial Drive. The station is the only station in the system to be exclusively serviced by the Blue Line, as the rest of the Blue Line's stations are shared with the Yellow Line to the south and with the Silver Line and Orange Line to the north.

The station opened on July 1, 1977.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[4] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Stadium–Armory stations.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Inbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Rosslyn)
Outtbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Pentagon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent

Escalators from Memorial Drive go down two levels to the mezzanine, where customers may purchase tickets at vending machines and pass through the faregates. Escalators on the other side of the faregates then go up to the platforms. Elevators go directly to the platforms with one two-way faregate for each elevator at platform level.

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Metro - Rail - Arlington Cemetery". WMATA. Archived from the original on 17 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1 
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 

External links[edit]

Media related to Arlington Cemetery (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

View from outbound end of station, showing canopy