Braddock Road (WMATA station)
Washington Metro rapid transit station
|Address||700 North West Street
Alexandria, VA 22301
|Line(s)|| Blue Line
|Connections|| DASH: AT2, AT3, AT4, AT5
Metrobus: 9E, 10A, 10B, 10E
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||10 spaces (parking meters)|
|Bicycle facilities||46 racks, 12 lockers|
|Opened||December 17, 1983|
|Passengers (2007)||2.426 million 1%|
Braddock Road is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on December 17, 1983, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is located at Braddock Road and West Street. Access to the platform is provided by one pair of escalators and one elevator.
Originally scheduled to open in summer 1982, its opening was delayed because of both unavailability of new subway cars and the lack of a test track. Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982, and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service. The station opened on December 17, 1983. Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km) of rail between National Airport and Huntington and the opening of the Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington and King Street – Old Town stations.
|Westbound||← Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (King Street – Old Town)
← Yellow Line toward Huntington (King Street – Old Town)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) →
→ Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) →
(No service: Potomac Yard)
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
- Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). "Status of future Metro openings". The Washington Post. p. C5.
- Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). "Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway". The Washington Post. p. VA1.
- Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). "Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening". The Washington Post. p. C4.
- Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). "Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test". The Washington Post. p. C3.
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
Media related to Braddock Road (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Braddock Road Station
- StationMasters Online: Braddock Road Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Braddock Road Station
- Station from Google Maps Street View
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