Metro (WMATA)

‘North Bethesda' and ‘Tysons' Among 5 Metro Stations With New Names

Some stations in Maryland and Virginia have new names that were requested by the local jurisdictions where the stations are located

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Metro riders who use the rail or bus systems might notice some changes. The names of five stations in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., were officially be renamed Sunday, with digital signs and maps throughout rail stations and on bus displays showing their new names, Metro said.

Here's a map that includes the updated names.

5 Metro Station Name Changes

The following stations will change names:

  • White Flint is now "North Bethesda"
  • Largo Town Center is now "Downtown Largo"
  • Tysons Corner is now "Tysons"
  • Prince George’s Plaza is now "Hyattsville Crossing"
  • West Falls Church's secondary name VT/UVA is now "VT" only.

Local jurisdictions requested the name changes and the Metro Board of Directors approved the updates, Metro said.

Metro said it will gradually update static maps once new Silver Line stations and the Potomac Yard station open for passenger service.

Physical signs at White Flint and Largo Town Center have already undergone some changes, and Metro said it's working with each jurisdiction to coordinate name change rollouts in the hopes of minimizing confusion for customers.

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