McLean station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
McLean Metro platform 1.jpg
McLean platform
Location1824 Dolley Madison Boulevard,
McLean, Virginia
Coordinates38°55′28″N 77°12′38″W / 38.92434°N 77.21048°W / 38.92434; -77.21048Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 77°12′38″W / 38.92434°N 77.21048°W / 38.92434; -77.21048
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 3T, 23A, 23T
Bus transport Fairfax Connector: 721, 724, 734
Structure typeElevated
Other information
Station codeN01
OpenedJuly 26, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-07-26)[1]
Passengers (2018)1,830 daily [2]Increase 11.2%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Tysons Corner Silver Line East Falls Church
Station Entrance on Opening Day, Saturday, July 26, 2014
McLean Station under construction in February 2013

McLean (preliminary names Tysons East, Tysons–McLean)[3][4] is a Washington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia, on the Silver Line. The station is located in Tysons, with a McLean postal address. It began operation on July 26, 2014.

Station layout[edit]

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

Access to McLean station is provided by two entrances, one on each side of SR 123.[5] The southern entrance connects to the northern entrance and mezzanine with a pedestrian bridge about 50 ft (15 m) above SR 123, with the mezzanine containing ticket machines and faregates.

McLean has a simple island platform setup with two tracks. While there was some controversy about whether to build the rail through Tysons below ground or on elevated tracks, McLean is also elevated.

No permanent car parking is planned at the station. A bus station and kiss-and-ride lot are on the southern side of SR 123. Bike parking is also available. [5]

The main platform has a height of 55.5 ft (16.9 m) at its east end and 49 ft (15 m) at its west end.[6]


McLean station is located in the northeast section of Tysons, at the northwest corner of the intersection of SR 123/Dolley Madison Boulevard and Scotts Crossing Road. This area is bordered on the south by SR 123, on the west by Exit 46A-B of the I-495/Capital Beltway, and by Exit 19A-B of SR 267. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic counts show heavy usage of all three roads in the area, with around 122,000 cars per day using SR 267 north of Exit 18; of these, about one-third continue on the Dulles Toll Road with the other two-thirds (67,000) using the Beltway.[7] In addition, 44,000 cars use Dolley Madison Boulevard each day.[7]

The station is located two miles west of downtown McLean, Virginia. McLean itself took the name of the McLean station, of the former Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad interurban trolley line, that the town grew around. Fairfax County's long-range transportation plan contains no plans for returning mass transit to the town of McLean,[8] making it an appropriate name for the nearest Silver Line station.

The station serves the headquarters of Capital One, several US Government intelligence agency facilities, and various government contractors as well as local residents. Tysons is nearby with major shopping malls.

Station facilities[edit]

  • 2 station entrances (each side of SR 123)
  • Pedestrian bridge crossing SR 123
  • Bus dropoff/pickup
  • Kiss & Ride
  • 56 bike parking spaces


  1. ^ "Completion date on Silver Line pushed back again". WTOP. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Board of Supervisors Approves Proposed Silver Line Station Names". April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Hosh, Kafia (March 29, 2011). "Fairfax OKs names for new Metrorail stations". Washington Post. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Tystons East station". Dulles Metro. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "DCMP Station Heights Actual". WMAA. Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
  7. ^ a b 2008 Fairfax County AADT counts VDOT Retrieved September 7, 2009
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 5, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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