McPherson Square (WMATA station)

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McPherson Square
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Station statistics
Address 1400 I Street, Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Orange Line Orange Line
Silver Line Silver Line
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 3Y, 7Y, 16Y, 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, 52, 53, 54, 80, A9, S2, S4, S9, X2
Bus transport DC Circulator
Bus transport Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Bus transport MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
Bus transport OmniRide Commuter
Structure type Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 1 rack
Other information
Opened July 1, 1977
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code C02
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2001) 5.990 million Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line
McPherson Square pylon.jpg

McPherson Square is a side platformed Washington Metro station in Downtown Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue, Silver, and Orange Lines, the station is located between McPherson Square and Franklin Square, with two entrances on I Street at Vermont Avenue and 14th Street NW. This is the main station to access the White House, and the Vermont Avenue exit is directly underneath the Department of Veterans Affairs building.

The station opened on July 1, 1977.[1] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[2] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[3] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Farragut West)
Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Farragut West)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Farragut West)
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Metro Center)
Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Metro Center)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Metro Center)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1 
  2. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  4. ^ Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1 

External links[edit]

Media related to McPherson Square (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°54′4.8″N 77°1′59.8″W / 38.901333°N 77.033278°W / 38.901333; -77.033278