Minnesota Avenue Station

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Minnesota Avenue
Minnesota Avenue station, inbound end.jpg
Station statistics
Address 4000 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019
Line(s) Orange Line Orange Line
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: U2, U4, U5, U6, U8, V7, V8, X1, X2, X3, X9
Structure type Surface
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 333 spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 racks, 4 lockers
Other information
Opened November 20, 1978; 36 years ago (November 20, 1978)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code D09
Owned by WMATA
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 1.139 million[1]
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line

Minnesota Avenue is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Central Northeast/Mahaning Heights neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on November 20, 1978, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Location[edit]

Minnesota Avenue station is located between Kenilworth Avenue and Minnesota Avenue, at Grant Street, immediately east of the CSX Landover Subdivision rail bed. The station is an east-Washington commuter station with a small parking lot and many Metrobuses serving the east side of the city from here. It is also southwest of the historic western terminus of the Chesapeake Beach Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on November 20, 1978.[2][3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km)[4] of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Deanwood, Landover and New Carrollton stations.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Stadium–Armory)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Deanwood)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighborhood profiles WDCEP Retrieved 2011-12-16
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978), "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway; Orange Line will bring Metro to P.G.", The Washington Post: C1 
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1 
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved August 2, 2010. 

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 38°53′55″N 76°56′49″W / 38.8986°N 76.9469°W / 38.8986; -76.9469