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Service AlertsTaking ART to Get Your Vaccine: As more people become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll get to the vaccination site when it’s your turn to get a vaccine shot. Taking transit to get your vaccine appointment eliminates the hassle of having to drive and find parking. For details and trip planning tools, please visit ArlingtonTransit.com/vaccine View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsFederal mask mandate for all transit riders now in effect: By order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all transit riders in the United States are now required to wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://www.arlingtontransit.com/about/art-news/face-mask-mandate-for-transit-users-effective-late-february-1/ View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 52, 55, 75, 77, 84 and 87 Operating Regular Service: ART 72 is operating a modified weekday schedule. ART 53, 61, 62 and 74 are not operating. Face masks are required on all ART buses. Learn more: ArlingtonTransit.com/Covid19 View all ART Alerts

Facilities

Transit Facilities

Transit stop and station types can range from simple bus stops to full-size stations and transit centers. The type of facility depends on a number of parameters, including transit service mode, passenger demand, surrounding land use and available right-of-way. 

Bus Stop Guidelines and Standards

Arlington’s Bus Stop Guidelines and Standards Manual (PDF) is the guiding document which Arlington County uses when evaluating and implementing the design, function and placement of bus stops within the County. The manual outlines the set of design criteria and the minimum requirements to provide accessible safe and efficient bus stops.

Shirlington Bus Station

Photo: Shirlington Station exteriorShirlington Bus Station is Arlington's only enclosed public bus station and is the principal transfer point for Metrobus and ART bus service in South Arlington. More than 2000 commuters use the station each day. The station houses a Commuter Store and includes an indoor waiting area with customer seating, restrooms and a partially covered outdoor plaza. The bus stops incorporate innovative features for riders with visual disabilities, including first-in-the-region audible schedule devices.

Shirlington Bus Station
2975 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206, near the intersection of S. Randolph St. and 31st St., next to Shirley Hwy. (I-395).

  • Station Lobby Hours
    Mon.-Sat., 5:30 a.m.-12:00 midnight. Closed Sundays and holidays
  • Bus Service Hours
    Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m.-1 a.m.
    Sat., 6 a.m.-3:30 a.m.
    Sun., 6 a.m.-midnight
  • Bus Bay Diagram (PDF, 442 KB Adobe Reader Required)
  • Commuter Store Hours
    Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (closed 1:30-2:30 p.m.)
  • Commuter Store Phone
    Voice: 703-820-4981, Fax: 703-820-4984, TDD: 711

 

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