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Service AlertsART bus stop ID and real-time numbers to change starting 4/18: Beginning the week of April 18th, ART bus stop ID and real-time numbers will change from five digits to seven digits. The change will occur over several weeks as crews replace the numbers on the bus stop signs and flags. Until the changeover is complete, riders can enter either the current five-digit or new seven-digit stop numbers into ART’s Real Time information page on the ART website. The new seven-digit regional ID numbers will match the numbers in WMATA’s Metrobus system. This new system will provide improved real-time information to both ART dispatchers and the public. The change also means that the arrival by phone system will be unavailable until the software for the new system is updated. For more details, including examples of the current and new stop ID numbers, please visit View all ART Alerts

ART 42, 51, 52 & 72 Ballston Metro Stops Relocating on May 31

May 29, 2020

Starting on Sunday, May 31, the ART 42, 51, 52 and 72 South bus stops at the Ballston Metro station will be relocated to temporary bus bays along N Stuart Street. Service will remain the same. The map below shows where the temporary bus stops will be located.The bus stops are being relocated due to construction for the Ballston Multimodal Improvements Project.

Due to COVID-19, ART is currently operating reduced service and ART 52 and 72 are not operating. Once regular service resumes, ART 52 and 72 will serve the temporary stops at the Ballston Metro station.


Ballston Metro Station -- View PDF of Map

Bus Bays E, F and G along Fairfax Drive will be closed and relocated to temporary bus bays on N Stuart St.

ART 42, 51 and 52 will be relocated to Temporary Bus Stop 1

ART 72 South will be relocated to Temporary Bus Stop 3

ART 75 and ART 72 North will remain at their current bus bays





















The Ballston Multimodal Improvements Project will improve the safety and operations of the Ballston-MU Metrorail Station plaza and enhance the design of the plaza for all users. Learn more about the project and sign-up to receive updates about construction.



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