Pentagon City station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Pentagon City Blue Line Yellow Line
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Pentagon City Metro Station DC 12 2011 00062.JPG
Location 1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Coordinates 38°51′46″N 77°03′34″W / 38.86271°N 77.059468°W / 38.86271; -77.059468Coordinates: 38°51′46″N 77°03′34″W / 38.86271°N 77.059468°W / 38.86271; -77.059468
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Arlington Transit: 74, 84, 87
Bus transport Metrobus:13Y, 16E, 16G, 16H, 16P
Bus transport Metroway: South
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 8 racks, 22 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C08
Opened July 1, 1977; 39 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2016) 13,070 daily [1]Decrease 9.41%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Yellow Line
Greenbelt-Franconia-Springfield weekdays rush hours service
toward Greenbelt
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
Mount Vernon Square-Huntington weekdays rush hours service
Yellow Line
Not on weekdays rush hours
toward Fort Totten
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Metroway   Following station
Potomac Yard Terminus

Pentagon City is a side platformed Washington Metro station in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977,[2] and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is located at the corner of Hayes Street and 12th Street, between Army-Navy Drive and South 15th Street. It links to a tunnel that allows direct access west into the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a large shopping mall, and east under Hayes Street to an entrance outside the Pentagon Centre shopping complex.

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

A provision exists at the station's south end for a future second mezzanine, with knock-out panels visible above the tracks on the station's south wall. Additionally, an abandoned pedestrian tunnel exists beyond a set of glass doors off the station mezzanine, which leads to the northeast side of the intersection of 12th and Hayes Streets.[5] According to Arlington County Commuter Services, this tunnel is to be refurbished and opened to the public.[6]

On April 17, 2016, the Metroway Bus Rapid Transit system was extended to Pentagon City, with the station becoming the northern terminus.[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metroway toward Braddock Road (Crystal City)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Crystal City)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Huntington (Crystal City)
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Pentagon)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (Pentagon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1 
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  5. ^ "Abandoned Tunnel at Pentagon City". The Schumin Web Transit Center. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
  6. ^ "Pentagon City Pedestrian Tunnel Repair Project". Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  7. ^ Smith, Max (April 17, 2016). "New bus-only lanes open along Jefferson Davis Highway". WTOP. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pentagon City (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons