White Flint station

Last updated on 3 November 2017

White Flint is an island platformed Washington Metro station in North Bethesda, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on December 15, 1984, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Red Line, the station serves residential and commercial areas of North Bethesda and Rockville and is located near the former White Flint Mall.

toward Glenmont
Red Line
toward Shady Grove
Washington Metro White Flint Red Line (Washington Metro)
Washington Metro rapid transit station
White flint.jpg
Location 5500 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Coordinates 39°02′53″N 77°06′47″W / 39.048043°N 77.113131°W / 39.048043; -77.113131Coordinates: 39°02′53″N 77°06′47″W / 39.048043°N 77.113131°W / 39.048043; -77.113131
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) Red Line (Washington Metro) Red Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Ride On: 5, 26, 38, 42, 46, 81, 101
Bus transport Metrobus: C8
Structure type underground (open-cut)
Parking 982 spaces
Bicycle facilities 32 racks, 20 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code A12
Opened December 15, 1984 (December 15, 1984)
Passengers (2016) 3,456 daily [1]Decrease 10.35%


White Flint serves commercial and residential areas of North Bethesda and Rockville. White Flint's namesake, the White Flint Mall, was located about .4 mi (0.64 km) southeast of the station.

Transport-oriented development

White Flint station is planned to be the center of a large transport-oriented development. The development will include new zoning to allow taller buildings to be built closer to the station along with a new street grid to link what are now currently disjointed areas.[2]


The station opened on December 15, 1984.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7 miles (11 km)[4] of rail northwest of the then named Grosvenor station and the opening of the Rockville, Shady Grove, and Twinbrook stations.[3] White Flint was originally known as Nicholson Lane in planning documents,[5] but the station was renamed after the White Flint Mall before it opened. A pylon at Farragut North still bears the original name of the station; extensions were originally printed on pylons throughout the system and covered up until they opened.[6]

Station layout

Platform level
Westbound Red Line (Washington Metro) Red Line toward Shady Grove (Twinbrook)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line (Washington Metro) Red Line toward Glenmont (Grosvenor–Strathmore)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Notable places nearby


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  2. ^ White Flint sector plan Montgomery Planning Retrieved 2009-11-28
  3. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984), "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; 4 stops open amid hoopla", The Washington Post, p. A1
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
  5. ^ Johnson, Janis (September 28, 1978). "Metro in Montgomery: Plans Are Unveiled for Preserving Old Neighborhoods and Creating New Development Near Metro". The Washington Post. p. MD1.
  6. ^ Zoological Park metro station? Archived 2009-12-31 at the Wayback Machine. DCist Retrieved 2009-11-28

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