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Potomac Yard

Page updated on May 14, 2019 at 11:32 AM


Many years of community planning have produced a vision for Potomac Yard, and a new Metrorail station along the Yellow and Blue lines is central to that vision. The FTA and the NPS issued their Records of Decision for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station in Fall 2016; this being the last step in the review process under the National Environmental Policy Act. On September 10, 2018, WMATA awarded a contract to the Potomac Yard Constructors JV for design and construction of the project.


Learn about proposed and approved residential and commercial development for Potomac Yard.  View plan documents related to projects, including concept plans, renderings, governing documents, and maps.


The new Metroway premium transit service has begun with a strong start, raising weekday ridership to nearly 1,500 per day. This exceeds ridership of the 9S bus (the Crystal City/Potomac Yard shuttle, which was replaced by Metroway) by 50% and builds on unchanged 9A bus ridership (which also operates through the four Alexandria Metroway stations). In the ultimate configuration of the transitway, buses will operate between Pentagon City Metrorail and Braddock Road Metrorail stations in both exclusive and mixed-use lanes through Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.