Capitol Heights Station

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Capitol Heights
Capitol Heights Station.jpg
Location 133 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Blue Line Blue Line

Silver Line Silver Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 96, 97, A12, F14, U8, X9
Bus transport TheBus: 24, 25
Structure type Underground
Parking 372 spaces
Bicycle facilities 5 racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code G02
Opened November 22, 1980; 34 years ago (1980-11-22)
Passengers (2014) 2102 daily [1]Decrease 0.14%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Silver Line
Capitol Heights station entrance pylon.jpg

Capitol Heights is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Capitol Heights, 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 at 133 Central Avenue in a residential area at East Capitol Street and Southern Avenue. In December 2012, Capitol Heights 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.[2] Silver Line service at Capitol Heights began on July 26, 2014.[3]

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 Addison Road and Benning Road stations.[4]

Station layout[edit]

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


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Coordinates: 38°53′21.3″N 76°54′47.4″W / 38.889250°N 76.913167°W / 38.889250; -76.913167