Braddock Road (WMATA station)

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Braddock Road
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Braddock Road Station 2.jpg
Station statistics
Address 700 North West Street
Alexandria, VA 22301
Coordinates 38°48′50″N 77°03′14″W / 38.814009°N 77.053763°W / 38.814009; -77.053763Coordinates: 38°48′50″N 77°03′14″W / 38.814009°N 77.053763°W / 38.814009; -77.053763
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Yellow Line Yellow Line
Connections Bus transport DASH: AT2, AT3, AT4, AT5
Bus transport Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 10R, 10S
Bus transport Metroway: North, South
Structure type Embankment
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 10 spaces (parking meters)
Bicycle facilities 46 racks, 12 lockers
Other information
Opened December 17, 1983; 31 years ago (1983-12-17)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code C12
Owned by WMATA
Passengers (2007) 2.426 million Decrease 1%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
toward Fort Totten
Preceding station   Metroway   Following station
Terminus North Line
toward Crystal City
toward Crystal City
South Line Terminus
Braddock Road (WMATA station) is located in Alexandria, Virginia
Braddock Road (WMATA station)

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.[1] Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982,[2] and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service.[3] The station opened on December 17, 1983.[4] Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km)[5] of rail between National Airport and Huntington and the opening of the Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington and King Street – Old Town stations.[4]

In 2014, the Metroway Bus Rapid Transit system began service with Braddock Road station serving as the southern terminus.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (King Street – Old Town)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Huntington (King Street – Old Town)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
Yellow Line 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


  1. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). "Status of future Metro openings". The Washington Post. p. C5. 
  2. ^ Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). "Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway". The Washington Post. p. VA1. 
  3. ^ Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). "Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening". The Washington Post. p. C4. 
  4. ^ a b Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). "Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  5. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

External links[edit]

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