The Alexandria Transit Company, which operates the DASH bus system and King Street Trolley service, will begin serving the new Potomac Yard-VT Metrorail Station when it opens on May 19, 2023. DASH Lines 33, 34 and 36 A/B will be modified to provide direct connections to the new station.
“We are excited to see this station open. Our community and riders will benefit immensely from this investment in our local and regional transit, particularly through the improved connections for bus riders in Arlandria, Parkfairfax, Del Ray and Old Town North,” said Josh Baker, DASH’s CEO and General Manager.
DASH Lines 33 & 36A/B will be realigned starting on Friday, May 19 to provide a direct connection to Potomac Yard-VT Metro Station via East Glebe Road and will continue to serve the Potomac Yard Shopping Center.
Line 34 will be re-routed starting on Sunday, May 21 to provide a new direct connection from Old Town and Old Town North to Potomac Yard. Line 34 will no longer serve Braddock Road Metro Station and will instead connect to the new Potomac Yard-VT Metro Station via Richmond Highway and East Glebe Road. The route will also be shifted from North Fairfax Street to North Pitt Street between Pendleton Street and Second Street to provide more useful bus service in Old Town North.
The re-alignment of Line 34 will also bring another small change for riders at Braddock Road Metro. When regular Line 103 and 104 service resumes on Monday, May 22, these buses will serve Bay E at Braddock Road Metro Station instead of Bay A.
The service changes outlined above were approved by the ATC Board of Directors in June 2022, following extensive public outreach in support of the FY 2023 ATC Transit Development Plan.
Visit dashbus.com/schedules for schedules, maps, and service information for all DASH routes. Detailed maps to show the service changes in Potomac Yard and Old Town North are included below.