Crystal City Station Improvements

What We're Doing

Designing and constructing a reconfigured station with a longer platform served by two tracks to accommodate full-length VRE trains and future bidirectional service


How It Will Help

The island platform will allow passenger trains to serve Crystal City on two of the four tracks proposed in this segment of the railroad. This will improve operational efficiency, safety and reliability for both passenger and freight trains.

The new station location will give customers easier access to the Crystal City Metrorail Station East Entrance, the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway, local buses and shuttles, taxi stand or kiss-and-ride areas, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Station design and construction will be coordinated with the fourth track proposed by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation's DC to Richmond VA (DC2RVA) project. The station design will not preclude a future extension of the south entrance into an intermodal connector between Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.


How Is It Funded

Funding for this project is provided by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Rail Enhancement Fund (Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation), and Federal State of Good Repair Funds.


When You'll See It

2018        Concept Design

2020        Preliminary Engineering & Environmental Documentation

2022        Final Design

2025        Construction


Project Contact: Sonali Soneji, VRE Planning Program Administrator

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Last updated: 12/2/2019