Potomac Avenue (WMATA station)

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Potomac Ave
Potomac Avenue Station 2.jpg
Station statistics
Address 700 14th Street, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Orange Line Orange Line
Silver Line Silver Line (planned)
Connections WMATA Metrobus:32, 34, 36, 39, B2, J13, K11, V7, V8, V9
Structure type Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 4 racks
Other information
Opened July 1, 1977
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code D07
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2001) 1.188 million Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
toward Route 772
Silver Line (planned)
Potomac Avenue Station.jpg

Potomac Ave is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Southeast 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 both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2013.[1] The station serves a dense residential area of Southeast Washington around Potomac Avenue and is located at 14th and G Streets.

The station opened on July 1, 1977.[2] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[3] 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, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[4] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[5]

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 (Eastern Market)
Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Eastern Market)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (planned) (Eastern Market)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Stadium-Armory)
Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Stadium-Armory)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (planned) (Stadium-Armory)

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (2010). "Dulles Metrorail Project Overview". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1 
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  5. ^ 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 Potomac Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°52′51″N 76°59′6.7″W / 38.88083°N 76.985194°W / 38.88083; -76.985194