For immediate release: May 15, 2023

Media Advisory: Metro & City of Alexandria celebrate the opening of Potomac Yard-VT Station

Metro and officials with the City of Alexandria will be joined by federal, state and local leaders for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Potomac Yard-VT Station on Friday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m.

The Potomac Yard Station will be Metro's 98th rail station located in one of the fastest growing areas of Alexandria and adjacent to the future site of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus.

Media should RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. by calling 202-962-1051 or online at during business hours. 



Grand Opening Celebration of Potomac Yard-VT Metrorail Station


Friday, May 19, 2023


Potomac Yard Station, North Pavilion
3201 University Drive, Alexandria, VA


Doors open 9:30 a.m.
Media should arrive no later than 10 a.m. to check in and set up


10:30 A.M.


Paul C. Smedberg, Chair, Metro Board of Directors

Randy Clarke, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer

Justin Wilson, Mayor, City of Alexandria 

Nuria Fernandez, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

Mark Warner, Senator, Virginia  

Tim Kaine, Senator, Virginia

Don Beyer, Congressman, Virginia’s 8th District

Jennifer DeBruhl, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation 

Phyllis Randall, Chair, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority 

Timothy Sands, President, Virginia Tech 


Ribbon cutting


Special event train departs Potomac Yard to King St

Getting to the event

The event will take place under a tent at the Potomac Yard-VT Metrorail Station, North Pavilion. Take Metro’s Blue or Yellow line to Potomac Yard Station and follow the signs to the North Entrance Pavilion.


Please be advised that there is no parking at the Potomac Yard-VT Station. Limited access will be available for media live trucks only. Additional details will be provided upon RSVP.

Event parking is available in the Potomac Yard shopping center, in front of the future Amazon Fresh Grocery store, the address is: 3801 Richmond Highway Alexandria VA. The event is a short walk from the parking lot or you may take a free shuttle bus.

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