Columbia Heights (WMATA station)

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Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights metro station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3030 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Line(s) Green Line Green Line
Yellow Line Yellow Line
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 52, 53, 54, D32, H1, H2, H3, H4, H8, W45, W47
Bus transport DC Circulator
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 4 racks, 12 lockers
Other information
Opened September 18, 1999; 15 years ago (September 18, 1999)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code E04
Owned by WMATA
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 12,755 daily [1] Decrease 1.05%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line
toward Greenbelt
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
toward Fort Totten

Columbia Heights is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., on the Green and Yellow Lines. Due to successful redevelopment since the station's opening, Columbia Heights is one of the busiest Metro stops outside of the downtown core, with over four million exits in 2010.[2]

Location[edit]

The station is located in Northwest Washington at 14th and Irving Streets (entrances at both the Southwest and Northeast corners), serving both the Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. It is also close to the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Service began on September 18, 1999.

Public art[edit]

Installed in 1999, Woven Identities is a mural and wall sculpture located in the Metro station. Installed as part of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities public art agenda the piece was created by D.C. architect Meghan Walsh,AIA and youth from Casa Del Pueblo Community Center. A series of painted panels, which appear like mosaics, the mural is abstract featuring faces representing the diversity of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Neon lights of many colors glow from behind the framed painted mosaics.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Southbound Green Line Green Line toward Branch Avenue (U Street)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Huntington (U Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Green Line Green Line toward Greenbelt (Georgia Avenue – Petworth)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (Georgia Avenue – Petworth)

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°55′43″N 77°01′57″W / 38.928718°N 77.032442°W / 38.928718; -77.032442

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings". WMATA. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  2. ^ Columbia Heights neighborhood profile WDCEP Retrieved 2012-05-16
  3. ^ WMATA (2010). "Columbia Heights Station". Art by Metro Line: Green Line. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved 18 December 2010.