Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station Construction Affects Parking Garage and Connector Route 380: Route Detour Effective Monday, September 28, 2009


September 18, 2009

The Franconia-Springfield parking garage will undergo major rehabilitation work starting October 1, 2009, resulting in the loss of up to 220 parking spaces per phase during the 18- to 20-month project. Due to high demand for parking at this station, alternatives have been developed to provide commuters with options.

A detour of Fairfax Connector route 380 will be implemented on Monday, September 28, 2009, re-routing the 380 Pentagon route from Franconia-Springfield to the Gambrill Road and Backlick North Park and Rides. The temporary 380 route will originate from the Gambrill Road Park and Ride in the morning, travel down the Parkway to the Backlick Road Park and Ride, and then travel direct to the Pentagon via the I-95/395 HOV lanes. Parking is free, and the fare for this limited stop route is reduced to $5.00. Ample parking is available at the Gambrill and Backlick Park and Rides. The re-routed 380 will NOT serve the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.

Bus service to the Franconia-Springfield station from Backlick North Park and Ride is provided by Connector routes 310 and 332. Bus service to the Franconia-Springfield station from Gambrill Road Park and Ride is provided by Connector route 305 and Metrobus 18R. Both Connector and Metrobus base fare are $1.35 cash or $1.25 with SmarTrip.

Free parking is also available at the Springfield Mall Park and Ride, located in Parking Deck “A” (Macy’s) on Levels 2, 4, and 6. Bus service from the Mall to the Metro Station operates approximately every 10 minutes during rush hours on route S80/TAGS and route S91/Shuttle. The fare is $0.25. Fairfax Connector route 401 also services Springfield Mall, and routes 321, 322, 331, and 332 serve the Mall on Spring Mall Road. Connector base fare is $1.35 cash or $1.25 with SmarTrip.

For more information about the Route 380 detour or parking at Springfield Mall, please visit the Fairfax Connector web site at www.fairfaxconnector.com, or call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.

For more information about the Franconia-Springfield Parking Garage construction project, contact Metro at www.wmata.com, or call 202-637-7000, TTY 202-638-3780.

For information about this news item, contact Ellen Kamilakis at 703-877-5606, TTY 711.

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