Spring Hill station

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Spring Hill
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
Spring Hill Metro platform 2.jpg
Platform of Spring Hill station
Location 1576 Spring Hill Road
Tysons, Virginia
Coordinates 38°55′45″N 77°14′31″W / 38.92917°N 77.24194°W / 38.92917; -77.24194Coordinates: 38°55′45″N 77°14′31″W / 38.92917°N 77.24194°W / 38.92917; -77.24194
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) WMATA Silver.svg
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Fairfax Connector: 423, 424, 432, 493, 494, 495, 574, 724
Bus transport Loudoun County Transit
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Station code N04
History
Opened July 26, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-07-26)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,145 daily [2]Decrease 6%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Terminus
Silver Line

Spring Hill (preliminary names Tysons West, Tysons–Spring Hill Road)[3][4] is a Washington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia, on the Silver Line. Located in Tysons, it began operation on July 26, 2014. The station is located in the central median of Leesburg Pike (SR 7) just west of Spring Hill Road.

There had been some controversy about whether to build the rail through Tysons below ground or on elevated tracks. The efforts to build a tunnel through all of Tysons failed, and the current design has the main platform with a height of 48 ft (15 m) at its east end and 51 ft (16 m) at its west end.[5]

The station is about 5.8 miles (9.3 km) from Wiehle–Reston East, the next station to the west, but only about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from Greensboro directly to the southeast.


Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound WMATA Silver.svg toward Wiehle–Reston East (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound WMATA Silver.svg toward Largo Town Center (Greensboro)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street level Exit/entrance

Station facilities[edit]

Exterior of Spring Hill station from the south side in February 2014
  • 2 station entrances (each side of SR 7)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All aboard! Metro's new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". Washington Post. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. May 2017. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Board of Supervisors Approves Proposed Silver Line Station Names". April 10, 2012. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Hosh, Kafia (March 29, 2011). "Fairfax OKs names for new Metrorail stations". Washington Post. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "DCMP Station Heights Actual". WMAA. Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2010.

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