Ballston Metro West Entrance


Intersection of North Fairfax Drive and North Vermont Street, Arlington, VA 22203  View Map

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In Design

The project is approaching 35% design, which will be reviewed for approval by WMATA.

About the Project

This project will design and construct a full entrance at the west end of the Ballston-MU Metrorail Station. A second station entrance will improve access from the Glebe Road area and growing development in the western part of Ballston. The project will also improve egress in the event of an emergency incident requiring evacuation from the station and train platforms.

The new entrance will be located at the intersection of North Fairfax Drive and North Vermont Street and will include two street-level elevators, stairs connecting to an underground passageway, and a new mezzanine with stairs and elevators to the train platform. The new entrance will have fare gates, fare vending machines, and a station manager kiosk. Additionally, street-level improvements will provide transit connections, allowing for greater accessibility for all of Arlington’s residents.

Arlington County is leading project design and construction in cooperation with WMATA and adjacent property owners. WMATA will own and operate the new west entrance as part of the Metrorail system.

Public Process

The community will be kept informed as the design process moves forward.


This project is fully funded. Funding for the project includes state funds, regional funds from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), private developer contributions, and approved local funds.