Tysons Corner (WMATA Station)
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Tysons Corner WMATA Station

Tysons Corner
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
Tysons corner Metrorail station.jpg
Tysons Corner station on opening day - July 26, 2014
Location1943 Chain Bridge Road
Tysons, Virginia 22102
Coordinates38°55?14?N 77°13?19?W / 38.92063°N 77.22193°W / 38.92063; -77.22193
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 28A
Bus transport Fairfax Connector: 401, 402, 423, 462, 463, 721
Structure typeElevated
Other information
Station codeN02
OpenedJuly 26, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-07-26)[1]
Passengers (2018)3,480 daily [2]Increase 13.02%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Greensboro Silver Line McLean

Tysons Corner (also known as Tysons Central 123 and Tysons I & II during planning phases) is a rapid transit station on the Silver Line of the Washington Metro in Tysons, Virginia. One of four Metro stations in Tysons, it is one of the five stations comprising the first phase of the Silver Line, which opened on July 26, 2014.

Station layout

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

Like other stations on the Silver Line, Tysons Corner has an elevated island platform and two tracks. Access is provided by two entrances, one at street level at the northwest corner of the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Tysons Boulevard and the other on the southwest corner; the siting of the railway viaduct on the north side of Chain Bridge Road as well as pedestrian safety means that entrance to the station from this corner is by a pedestrian overpass to a mezzanine above platform level.[3]

History and location

In July 2012, under construction

Tysons Corner station opened as part of the first phase of the Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East in 2014. In the planning stages, controversy ensued over whether to build the Metro in a tunnel or on an elevated viaduct through Tysons. It was eventually decided that the majority of the line would be built above ground, but the station was built partially below ground in order to send trains through a short tunnel connecting the line's Route 7 and Route 123-paralleling sections.

One of four Metro stations within Tysons, the station is located in the heart of the edge city. Specifically, it lies above Chain Bridge Road (VA 123) at its intersection with Tysons Boulevard. It is the closest station to two of the region's most important attractions, Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, which combined house roughly 3.0 million square feet, or half of the region's retail space.[4]

Transit-oriented development

Exterior of the station
The mezzanine level of the station

In order to reduce congestion and improve walkability and connectivity in the area, the Fairfax County Planning Commission created the "Tysons Corner Urban Center Comprehensive Plan", an outline for the urbanization of Tysons in conjunction with the opening of the Silver Line. As one of four Metro stations within the identified locale, the station is the focal point of one of the transit-oriented development schemes in the plan. According to the Commission's outline, the area bounded by Westpark Drive, International Drive, Route 123, Route 7 and the Capital Beltway will be designated as the Tysons Central 7 District and contain high-density residential and commercial mixed-use development.[4]

The plan envisions two major subdistricts, the North and South Tysons Central subdistricts, along with additional satellite subareas near the edges of the planning district.[4] The North Tysons Central subdistrict is to be anchored by the Tysons Galleria and has been revised to handle a maximum of 6.8 million square feet of developable space in conjunction with better pedestrian access and improved street grid connectivity. Buildings heights within the North Tysons Central subdistrict will reach up to 400 ft (122 m), among the highest in the metropolitan area.[4]

Similarly, the South Tysons Central subdistrict is centered around Tysons Corner Center and has been upzoned for nearly 6.0 million square feet of mixed-use space.[4] New developments will be concentrated on the south side of Tysons Corner station and can reach 350 ft (107 m), with the possibility of density bonuses allowing growth to 400 ft (122 m). Additional changes are envisioned for the Towers Crescent and Watson Street subareas.[4]


  1. ^ "Completion date on Silver Line pushed back again". WTOP. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Tysons Corner station Dulles Metrorail Retrieved October 6, 2010
  4. ^ a b c d e f Tysons Corner urban center: district recommendations Archived January 28, 2017, at the Wayback Machine Fairfax County Retrieved October 6, 2013

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