Capitol Heights (WMATA station)

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Capitol Heights
Capitol Heights Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 133 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Line(s)

Blue Line Blue Line
Orange Line (rush only) Orange Line (rush only)

Silver Line Silver Line (planned)
Connections WMATA Metrobus:96, 97, A12, F14, U8, X9
TheBus
Structure type Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 372 spaces
Bicycle facilities 5 racks
Other information
Opened November 22, 1980; 33 years ago (1980-11-22)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code G02
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Silver Line (planned)
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 Line, 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.[1] Silver Line service at Capitol Heights 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 Addison Road and Benning Road stations.[2]

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 (Orange Line (rush only) Orange Line (rush only) toward Vienna) (Benning Road)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (planned) (Benning Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line (Orange Line (rush only) Orange Line (rush only)) toward Largo Town Center (Addison Road)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (planned) (Addison Road)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wtop.com/654/2850921/Metros-Silver-Line-to-be-extended-to-Largo-
  2. ^ Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980), "Three new Metro stations have a festive first day", The Washington Post: D1 

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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