The Schumin Web Transit Center - Title

The Schumin Web Transit Center

The Schumin Web Transit Center - Blue Line Menu

Washington Metro

Washington Metro



Red Line
Green Line
Orange Line
Blue Line
Yellow Line

Trains, Yards,
Miscellaneous


Metro System Map


Washington Metro Main Page

Pentagon City

Pentagon City is a Washington Metro station in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia on 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.

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.

Description: Pentagon City (Washington Metro) article from the English Wikipedia (GFDL)


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2002-03-02

Comments: Passenger Information Display System, indicating a train is "approaching". Until mid-2004, "approaching" was used for a train closer than two minutes. Note the old "MT VERNON SQ-UDC" name on the sign, prior to changing to "MT VERNON-CNV CT".


Vehicle: Breda 2000 or 3000-Series (left), Breda 4000-Series (right)

Service: WMATA Blue Line,WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2002-03-02

Comments: Breda cars on the Blue and Yellow Lines wait at Pentagon City station as both make passenger exchanges on their respective platforms.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2002-04-13

Comments: Looking outbound from near mezzanine, at platform level.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2002-04-13

Comments: Station name plaque, outbound platform.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2003-02-08

Comments: Tunnel under South Hayes Street. The direct Metro entrance to Pentagon City Mall is visible in the background.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2003-02-08

Comments: Crown of station entrance pylon, Pentagon Centre side.


Vehicle: Breda 4000-Series

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2003-08-09

Comments: A Yellow Line train services Pentagon City on the inbound track.


Vehicle: Breda 3254-3255 (pair closest to camera)

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-05-08

Comments: Train is on inbound track.


Vehicle: Breda 3254 (left), Breda 3455 (right)

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-05-08

Comments: Train is on inbound track.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-05-29

Comments: Metro customers wait on a bench for an inbound train in this long-exposure photo from a bench on the outbound platform.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: Long-exposure photograph of the mall-side Pentagon City entrance pylon on a very wet day. The right (up) escalator was running, and the left (down) escalator was not, thus why one escalator is sharp and the other blurred.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Knock-out panels, part of a provision for a future second mezzanine, at the outbound end of the station.


Vehicle: Breda 2000-Series

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Train is on inbound track.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: A long-exposure photograph taken from floor level at the platform's edge shows a view of the tracks and the edges of both platforms for most of the length of the station.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Station entrance pylon, Pentagon Centre entrance.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Doors and windows across the corridor from the station mezzanine. Beyond these doors lies a corridor that goes under Hayes Street and reaches a stairway to the street across 12th Street from the east entrance to the Metro station.


Vehicle: Breda 4000-Series

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Train is on inbound track.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Life in between the tracks! This plant was discovered growing in the light bank in between the tracks, underneath the mezzanine.


Vehicle: Rohr 1040 (far left), Rohr 1041 (left), Rohr 1042 (right)

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Train is on inbound track.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: View of the inbound platform as viewed from the floor of the outbound platform, showing an advertisement, a payphone, a station name plaque, and a bench full of riders.


Vehicle: Breda 2000 or 3000-Series

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: In this long-exposure photo taken from the floor, an outbound train of Breda rehabs leaves the station.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: An outbound 3000-series Breda train closes its doors and prepares to leave in this long-exposure photo taken from the floor of the platform.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-03-16

Comments: PIDS screen showing that a Blue Line train to Franconia-Springfield is arriving in the station.


Vehicle: Breda 2000 or 3000-Series

Service: WMATA Blue Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-05-11

Comments: Train is on outbound track.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-05-25

Comments: Crowds fill the north end of the inbound platform at roughly 9:30 in the evening.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-06-08

Comments: Train lengths returned to the PIDS signs in early June, after customer feedback revealed that the new three-line display was helpful, except for the loss of the train length information.


Vehicle: Breda 3155

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-07-20

Comments: Train is on outbound track. One headlight is out.


Vehicle: Breda 4031

Service: WMATA Blue Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-09-14

Comments: Train is on inbound track.


Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-09-24

Comments: Signs are posted to direct passengers to the outbound platform. Due to single-tracking due to a switch replacement at Braddock Road, all trains in both directions serviced Pentagon City from the outbound track.


Vehicle: CAF

Service: WMATA Orange Line

Location: Pentagon City

Date: 2005-09-24

Comments: An Orange Line train, presumably dispatched from Alexandria, services Pentagon City station on its way to proper Orange Line territory.


Vehicle: Breda 4000-Series

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Category: July 4 Service

Date: 2006-07-04

Comments: A Breda 4000-series car at Pentagon City is running Yellow Line service to Franconia-Springfield.


Location: Pentagon City

Category: July 4 Service

Date: 2006-07-04

Comments: At Pentagon City, the PIDS screen shows Blue Line trains going to Rosslyn, while Yellow Line trains are traveling to their regular destination of Mt. Vernon Square.


Vehicle: Breda 2000 or 3000-Series

Service: WMATA Blue Line

Location: Pentagon City

Category: July 4 Service

Date: 2006-07-04

Comments: Later in the evening on July 4, 2006, some trains displayed the wrong destination code. Here, a Blue Line train to Huntington was inadvertently set to the wrong destination code, causing it to be signed as a Yellow Line train as would normally be the case, seen here at Pentagon City.


Vehicle: Breda 2000 or 3000-Series

Service: WMATA Yellow Line

Location: Pentagon City

Category: July 4 Service

Date: 2006-07-04

Comments: This is one destination that I can't quite explain, even with the special July 4 service pattern, as Yellow Line trains were going to their regular destination on July 4, thus requiring no change in destination code compared to normal service. Yet this train is signed in error as a Blue Line train to Mt. Vernon Square.

The Schumin Web Transit Center - Skyscraper Advertisement

The Schumin Web Transit Center - Footer

Google 
Search The Schumin Web Transit Center  Search the Web


Creative Commons License

The Schumin Web Transit Center 2003-2009 Schumin Web Design
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
Privacy Statement - Contact Information - The Schumin Web
This site is not affiliated with any transit agency or provider.