Crystal City station (Washington Metro)
Crystal City station is an underground Washington Metro station in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station opened on July 1, 1977 and serves the Blue Line and Yellow Line services, with a Metroway bus rapid transit stop on the surface.
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The station has two side platforms in a cylindrical vault, which runs east-west under plazas on the north side of 18th Street South between Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway and Crystal Drive. The fare mezzanine is located above the center of the platforms. The single station entrance is on the northwest corner of 18th Street South and South Bell Street, with a bank of escalators leading to an upper mezzanine.: 15
Located outside the station vault, the upper mezzanine has direct entrances to the underground Crystal City Shops. An elevator on the northeast corner of 18th Street South and South Bell Street connects directly to the lower mezzanine; each platform has one elevator from the mezzanine. Bus stops, including a Metroway stop served by both northbound and southbound buses, are located on South Bell Street under the 251 18th Street South building.: 15
The station opened on July 1, 1977, part of the 11.8-mile (19.0 km) initial segment of the Blue Line between National Airport and Stadium–Armory stations that opened that day.
Virginia Railway Express began service in June 1992, with its Crystal City station about 0.2 miles (0.32 km) northeast of the Metro entrance. Metroway bus rapid transit service began on August 24, 2014, with a stop on Bell Street adjacent to the Metro entrance.
An east entrance to the station was proposed in a 2002 WMATA study.: 1 Planning for the second entrance began in 2011.: 4 A 2014 study identified five possible locations for the new entrance, with locations on the northeast and northwest corners of 18th Street South and Crystal Drive preferred.: 53 In February 2019, the state committed to building the entrance as part of a package of transportation improvements for the construction of Amazon HQ2 in National Landing. In May 2019, property developer JBG Smith sent an unsolicited proposal, proposing that Arlington County pay the company to act as design-build contractor for the entrance on company-owned property. The county and company signed a preliminary agreement in June 2020. Design of the second entrance reached 30% in March 2021. In March 2022, plans were changed from an underground to a surface-level fare lobby to reduce costs.
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- ^ Repetski, Stephen (July 23, 2019). "Metro Reasons: JBG Smith wants to build a new Crystal City station entrance". Greater Greater Washington. Archived from the original on January 28, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
- ^ Repetski, Stephen (June 12, 2020). "Plans for Crystal City Metro's second entrance are moving forward". Greater Greater Washington. Archived from the original on January 28, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
- ^ "Crystal City Metrorail Station East Entrance: Question and Answer Session" (PDF). City of Arlington. March 31, 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
- ^ DeVoe, Jo (March 18, 2022). "Plans for Crystal City Metro second entrance changed to lower costs". ARLNow. Archived from the original on April 1, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
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