ART Bus Series: ART 52 (Ballston – Virginia Hospital Center – East Falls Church)

July 27, 2016

Photo: Elizabeth A. DentonElizabeth A. Denton is a Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners, and has been car-free since 1999. Not only does she enjoy how multi-modal the region is, she also loves getting around Arlington on one of her many bicycles.


This article was originally published by Arlington Transportation Partners, as part of a series highlighting ART routes. Check out the other ART routes in this series here. ATP Takeaway: The ART 52 is a great route that connects between several schools and stops at Virginia Hospital Center. With access to several Metro stations and Tuckahoe Park, the ride is convenient for all riders.

ART 52

The ART 52 is operated by Arlington County with support from Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. Virginia Hospital Center employees may ride the ART 52 for free, with a convenient stop located in front of the hospital.

Route Highlights: This bus route passes several schools, including Washington-Lee High School, Yorktown High School, Nottingham Elementary School, Bishop O’Connell High School and Tuckahoe Elementary School, making it an excellent option for school employees getting to work or for older students looking to travel independently from their parents (students with iRide cards can ride ART buses at a discount).

Urban Villages Served: Ballston, Lee Highway

Route Timings

The ART 52 runs every 30 minutes Monday through Friday, from just before 6 am to late evenings. Be sure to check the real time here for real-time ride times or download a handy PDF with the route map and scheduled times.

Metro Station Stops

Connect to the Orange and Silver Metro Lines at both the Ballston Metro Station and the East Falls Church Metro Station, or pick up any number of buses to other locations.

Highlighted Stop

The stops on N Sycamore Street at 26th Street N not only provide access to Bishop O’Connell High School and Tuckahoe Elementary School, but also to Tuckahoe Park. This 12-acre park includes nature trails, an amphitheater, two lighted tennis courts and two baseball/softball fields. The walking trails also include a self-guided outdoor interpretive walking tour. Enjoy the serenity of the nature trails and feel your blood pressure drop before hopping back on the bus, relaxed and refreshed.


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