Eisenhower Avenue (WMATA station)

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Eisenhower Avenue
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Eisenhower Avenue Station.jpg
View southbound towards Huntington
Station statistics
Address 2400 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
Line(s) Yellow Line Yellow Line
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 10 racks, 6 lockers
Other information
Opened December 17, 1983; 30 years ago (1983-12-17)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code C14
Owned by WMATA
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 1.134 million[1] Increase 5%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Terminus
Yellow Line
toward Fort Totten

Eisenhower Avenue is a rapid transit station on the Yellow Line of the Washington Metro in Alexandria, Virginia. Opened on December 17, 1983, it is the southernmost stop in Alexandria.

Location[edit]

The station is located at Eisenhower Avenue near Stovall Street, next to the Capital Beltway and the Hoffman Town Center entertainment complex. The station provides connections to Metro's REX (Richmond Highway Express) bus service and the DASH bus service run by the city of Alexandria.

Notable places nearby[edit]

History[edit]

Originally scheduled to open in summer 1982, its opening was delayed due to both unavailability of new subway cars and the lack of a test track.[2] Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982,[3] and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service.[4] The station opened on December 17, 1983.[5] Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km)[6] of rail between National Airport and Huntington and the opening of the Braddock Road, Huntington and King Street – Old Town stations.[5]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Huntington (Terminus)
Northbound Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (King Street – Old Town)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Eisenhower Avenue station is one of only two elevated side-platform stations in the system, with the other being West Hyattsville. Access to each platform is provided by a pair of escalators and an elevator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FY2006-07 Metrorail ridership summary by station Think Outside the Car Retrieved 2010-11-26
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). "Status of future Metro openings". The Washington Post. p. C5. 
  3. ^ Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). "Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway". The Washington Post. p. VA1. 
  4. ^ Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). "Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening". The Washington Post. p. C4. 
  5. ^ a b Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). "Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  6. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Eisenhower Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°48′01″N 77°04′16″W / 38.800383°N 77.07109°W / 38.800383; -77.07109