Pentagon Station customers advised of temporary entrance changes during off-peak hours

Advisory Effective: 12/3/19 - 1/15/20

Metro customers entering or exiting Pentagon Station during off-peak travel times will need to use the “South Entrance” escalators or elevators due entrance configuration changes associated with the construction of a new water line to carry fresh water into the station for restrooms and emergency standpipe systems.

Dating to the station’s original construction, the original water supply pipe failed on November 27, sending a torrent of water into the station through air ducts and elevator shafts that dislodged some ductwork and caused a partial ceiling collapse in a service room. The station was closed for several hours last Wednesday as crews cleaned several inches of water that flooded the mezzanine level.


Due to construction activity and security considerations, Metro is advising customers who use Pentagon Station to expect entrance configuration changes during off-peak travel times. The changes will continue until a new water line is constructed and water service is restored to the station, a process that likely will take several weeks.

Specifically, outside of weekday rush hours, the station’s “North Entrance” will be closed and all customers will need to use the South Entrance, which will remain open at all times.

During rush hours—Monday through Friday, 5:00-9:30 a.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m.—the North and South entrances will both be open and available for customers. Elevator service to the station will be available at all times.

Rail service on the Blue and Yellow lines is not affected by this project.

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