Addison Road (WMATA station)

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Addison Road
Seat Pleasant
Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 100 Addison Road South
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Coordinates 38°53′12.2″N 76°53′39.4″W / 38.886722°N 76.894278°W / 38.886722; -76.894278
Line(s)

Blue Line Blue Line

Silver Line Silver Line
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: A11, A12, C21, C22, C27, C29, J11, J12, F14, P12, V12, V14, V15
Bus transport TheBus: 18, 20, 23
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 1,268 spaces
Bicycle facilities 16 racks
Other information
Opened November 22, 1980
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code G03
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Formerly

Addison Road (1980-2000)

Addison Road-Seat Pleasent (2000-2011)
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Silver Line

Addison Road is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Walker Mill, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on November 22, 1980, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue and Silver Lines, the station is located near the residential area of Seat Pleasant on Central Avenue near Addison Road. In December 2012, Addison Road was one of five stations added to the route of the Silver Line, which was originally supposed to end at the Stadium-Armory station, but was extended into Prince George's County, Maryland to the Largo Town Center station (the eastern terminus of the Blue Line) due to safety concerns about a pocket track just past Stadium-Armory.[1] Silver Line service at Addison Road began on July 26, 2014. [2]


The station opened on November 22, 1980, and coincided with the completion of 3.52 miles (5.66 km) of rail east of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Benning Road and Capitol Heights stations.[3] Originally named "Addison Road"; "Seat Pleasant" was added in 2000,[4] and moved to a new subtitle location in 2011.[5] It was the eastern terminus of the Blue Line from its opening until December 18, 2004, when the extension to the Largo Town Center station opened to the east.[6]

In December 2003, security cameras at this station filmed a deer walking around the station mezzanine, running down an escalator, and going down the platform past a waiting train, as startled passengers watched. The deer then jumped onto the tracks and escaped into nearby woods. Metro spokesperson Lisa Farbstein reported that Metro had nicknamed the deer "Rudolph the Blue Line Reindeer".[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Capitol Heights)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Capitol Heights)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Morgan Boulevard)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Morgan Boulevard)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wtop.com/654/2850921/Metros-Silver-Line-to-be-extended-to-Largo-
  2. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/all-aboard-metros-new-silver-line-rolls-down-the-tracks-for-the-first-time/2014/07/26/238aaa68-14cc-11e4-8936-26932bcfd6ed_story.html
  3. ^ Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980), Three new Metro stations have a festive first day, The Washington Post: D1 
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (March 24, 2000). "Metro to rename 4 subway stations". The Washington Post.  Accessed via Nexis.com
  5. ^ "Station names updated for new map" (Press release). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2011-11-03. Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ Dana, Rebecca (December 19, 2004). "Metro, Prince George's extend their reach; Two new Blue Line stations open, bringing passengers and economic potential". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  7. ^ "Deer runs through rail station". December 17, 2003. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Addison Road – Seat Pleasant (Washington Metro) at Wikimedia Commons