Addison Road (WMATA station)
|Address||100 Addison Road South
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
|Connections||WMATA Metrobus: A11, A12, C21, C22, C27, C29, J11, J12, F14, P12, V12, V14, V15
TheBus: 18, 20, 23
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||16 racks|
|Opened||November 22, 1980|
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
Addison Road (1980-2000)Addison Road-Seat Pleasent (2000-2011)
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 Line, 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. Silver Line service at Addison Road is expected to begin in 2013 along with the rest of the line's first phase.
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. Originally named "Addison Road"; "Seat Pleasant" was added in 2000, and moved to a new subtitle location in 2011. 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.
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".
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Capitol Heights)
← Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (planned) (Capitol Heights)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Morgan Boulevard) →
→ Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (planned) (Morgan Boulevard) →
- Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980), "Three new Metro stations have a festive first day", The Washington Post: D1
- Staff Reporters (March 24, 2000). "Metro to rename 4 subway stations". The Washington Post. Accessed via Nexis.com
- "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.
- 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.
- "Deer runs through rail station". December 17, 2003. Retrieved 2007-04-27.
Media related to Addison Road – Seat Pleasant (Washington Metro) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Station
- StationMasters Online: Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Station
- Central Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View