Metro to implement name changes at 5 stations; Yellow, Blue Line construction begins this weekend

Big changes are coming to Metro this weekend - with construction commencing on the Yellow & Blue lines on Saturday. Sept. 10 - and starting Sunday, several Metro stations across the area will implement new name changes. 

The changes will impact both signage at the stations, and on Metro's railway maps. The changes were requested by each local jurisdiction, and approved by Metro's Board of Directors.

Listed below are the five stations that will have new names:

  • White Flint in North Bethesda, Maryland will become North Bethesda
  • Largo Town Center in Largo, Maryland will become Downtown Largo
  • Tysons Corner in Tysons, Virginia will become Tysons
  • Prince George’s Plaza in Hyattsville, Maryland will become Hyattsville Crossing
  • West Falls Church in Falls Church, Virginia will change its secondary name from VT/UVA to VT only

The changes to physical signage have already been made at White Flint and Largo Town Center, according to Metro.

Officials have not indicated when the physical changes will be made at the other stations.

As for changes to the rail system's maps, Metro said, digital maps at rail stations and on buses will be changed immediately. Static maps will be gradually updated to reflect the new changes.

Metro also said it will be working with each jurisdiction to minimize confusion for customers during the rollout of the name changes.

Also beginning this weekend, major construction on the Blue and Yellow lines will require Metro riders to pack their patience.

The projects will begin Saturday, Sept. 10 and will continue through May 2023.

The construction projects will close some stations and will disrupt commuter travel plans.

Check out our full details explaining the changes to the Blue and Yellow Lines.