Vienna/Fairfax–GMU (Washington Metro)

Vienna/Fairfax–GMU (Washington Metro)

Infobox Station
name = Vienna/Fairfax-GMU

logo_size = 50px



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address = 2900 Nutley Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
line =
other =
platform = 1 island platform
tracks = 2
parking = 5,840 spaces
bicycle = 54 racks, 56 lockers
passengers =
pass_year =
pass_percent =
opened = June 7, 1986
rebuilt =
ADA = Yes
code = K08
owned = Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
former = Vienna (1986-1999)
zone =
services =
mpassengers =

Vienna/Fairfax-GMU is a Washington Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia on the Orange Line. This is the western terminus of the Orange Line. Service began on June 7, 1986. The station was originally named Vienna, but was renamed in 1999.

The station is physically located in Oakton, though the station's official address is in Fairfax, in the median of Interstate 66 at Nutley Street. The station can be accessed from I-66 without merging onto Nutley Street via a series of ramps that transport commuters directly to the station's parking complexes. It provides easy access to the nearby Town of Vienna, the City of Fairfax, and the main campus of George Mason University.

This is also a major station for commuters from the western suburbs of Washington, D.C.. The station is serviced by Metrobus, Fairfax Connector buses, and CUE buses. There are 5,849 parking spaces across two garages and three other lots that support "park and ride" commuters. [http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/daily-parking-detail.cfm?station=103 Daily Parking] at Vienna/Fairfax GMU]

In line with high-density development, the Fairlee Metro-West project aims to increase the housing density around the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station from 60 single family homes to 2,250 condominiums and townhouses. This development has been controversial, as many Orange Line commuters believe the system will be pushed beyond capacity at rush hours as a result. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2006/02/24/DI2006022401392.html Archive of a Live Discussion] with Ronald "Dr. Gridlock" Shaffer from The Washington Post]

Bus routes

Metrobus
* 12A, E, F, G
* 12C, D
* 12L, M
* 12R, S
* 1A, Z
* 20F, W, X, Y
* 2B, G
* 2WCUE-Gold Route
* 1
* 2CUE-Green Route
* 1
* 2Fairfax Connector Bus
* 402
* 403
* 621
* 622
* 623OmniRide Commuter Bus
* OmniRide

References

External links

* WMATA: [http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/Stations/station.cfm?station=103 Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Station]
* StationMasters Online: [http://www.stationmasters.com/System_Map/VIENNAST/viennast.html Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Station]
* The Schumin Web Transit Center: [http://transit.schuminweb.com/rail/washington/orange-line.asp?station=K08 Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Station]


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