|Location||2 South Rotary Road, Arlington, Virginia|
|Coordinates||38°52′09″N 77°03′14″W / 38.86917°N 77.05389°WCoordinates: 38°52′09″N 77°03′14″W / 38.86917°N 77.05389°W|
|Platforms||2 split platforms|
|Tracks||1 on each level|
|Train operators||Washington Metro|
|Bus stands||Upper:1 to 13, Lower:1 to 11|
|Bus operators|| Arlington Transit|
Loudoun County Transit
Ride Smart Northern Shenandoah Valley
|Structure type||Underground metro station and bus transit centre at grade|
|Bicycle facilities||6 racks|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
Pentagon Transit Center is a split platform station on the Washington Metro located adjacent to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is where the two lines diverge and thus acts as a transfer point. Northbound, the Blue Line continues through Virginia and the Yellow Line crosses the Potomac River into the District of Columbia.
The station opened on July 1, 1977 with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium.
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Pentagon station is also a major bus hub in northern Virginia. The current bus facility opened in 2001 as part of the Pentagon Renovation Program.
- Arlington Transit: 42, 87, 87A, 87P, 87X
- DASH: 35, 103, 104
- Fairfax Connector: 306, 393, 394, 395, 599, 698, 834, 835
- Metrobus: 7A, 7C, 7M, 7P, 8S, 8W, 10A, 10E, 10N, 16A, 16C, 16E, 16L, 17B, 17G, 17K, 17L, 17M, 18G, 18J, 18P, 21C, 21D, 22A, 22C, 22F, 28F, 29G
- Loudoun County Transit: 282, 482, 682, 882
- PRTC OmniRide: 543, 602, 612, 942, D-100, D-200, D-300, L-100, L-200, MC-100, MC-200, RS
- Ride Smart Northern Shenandoah Valley: DC Motorcoach (From Front Royal to D.C.)
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The station is located underground, adjacent to The Pentagon, and formerly had a direct (but secure) entrance to the Pentagon and its underground shopping center. This entrance was closed in 2001 as part of the Pentagon Renovation Program. Access to the Pentagon is now gained via a new secured entrance facility above ground near the bus depot and the entrances to the subway station. The new exit features signage displayed at Gallery Place-Chinatown and newer stations.
Pentagon is one of two stations (the other being the Rosslyn station) at which trains going one direction are boarded on a different station level than trains going the other direction, as a way to prevent an at-grade crossing. This is because the Blue and Yellow lines split apart an extremely short distance from the station.
|UL||Upper level||Pentagon, Pentagon Memorial, upper level bus bays|
|LL||Lower level||Lower level bus bays|
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, ticket machines, station agent|
|Northbound|| toward New Carrollton (Arlington Cemetery) → |
toward Downtown Largo (Arlington Cemetery) →
|B2||Southbound||← toward Huntington (Pentagon City)|
← toward Franconia–Springfield (Pentagon City)
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On March 4, 2010, a gunman, identified as John Patrick Bedell, who espoused anti-government views, shot and wounded two Pentagon police officers at a security checkpoint in the Pentagon station. The officers returned fire, striking him in the head. Bedell died the next day, on March 5, 2010.
At 10:40 a.m. EST, on August 3, 2021, a stabbing occurred, killing officer George Gonzalez and leading to a lockdown of the Pentagon that was later lifted. The perpetrator, 27-year-old Austin William Lanz shot and killed himself using Gonzalez's service weapon. In an apology issued by Lanz's family, they stated that in his final few months, he suffered from "many mental health challenges". There was a warrant out for Lanz's arrest due to an incident months earlier, in which Lanz broke into a Georgia home with a crowbar.
Notable places nearby
Source: "Pentagon station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 9th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon_station.
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Blue Line (Washington Metro)
Yellow Line (Washington Metro)
East Falls Church station
Crystal City station (Washington Metro)
Braddock Road station
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station
Pentagon City station
Arlington Cemetery station
Mount Vernon Square station
Potomac Avenue station
College Park–University of Maryland station
Metrobus (Washington, D.C.)
Barcroft–South Fairlington Line
Columbia Pike Line
Columbia Pike–Pentagon City Line
- ^ a b "Pentagon Transit Center" (PDF). Arlington Transit. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
Bus Bays / Bus Routes
- ^ a b "Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility Project". Pentagon Renovation & Construction. Washington Headquarters Services. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
project completion in late fall of 2002
- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
- ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
- ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
- ^ "Bus service from Pentagon" (PDF). WMATA. August 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
Bus Boarding Map
- ^ "METRO ENTRANCE FACILITY CELEBRATES INITIAL OPENING!". Pentagon Renovation Program. December 18, 2001. Archived from the original on December 31, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
The Pentagon Transit Center portion of the Metro Entrance Facility is now open and operational
- ^ Layton, Lyndsey (June 16, 2000), "Pentagon, Metro quarrel escalates; Security concerns would interfere with convenience", The Washington Post, p. A10
- ^ NBC News (March 5, 2010). "Pentagon gunman sought 'truth' about 9/11". NBC News. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
- ^ "Pentagon lockdown lifted after active shooter incident". WKBN.com. August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
- ^ "Pentagon reopens following shooting incident". ABC News. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
- ^ "Pentagon lockdown lifted, multiple patients being treated after shots fired, officials say". NBC News. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
- ^ "'We are so sorry and heartbroken:' Family of accused Pentagon attacker apologizes". CBS6 Albany. August 7, 2021. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
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