Potomac Avenue (WMATA station)
|Address||700 14th Street, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003
|Line(s)|| Blue Line
Silver Line (planned)
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||4 racks|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Passengers (2001)||1.188 million 0%|
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. 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. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) 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. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Eastern Market)
← Orange Line toward Vienna (Eastern Market)
← Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (planned) (Eastern Market)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Stadium-Armory) →
→ Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Stadium-Armory) →
→ Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (planned) (Stadium-Armory) →
Notable places nearby
- Congressional Cemetery, 3 blocks northeast on Potomac Avenue
- Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (2010). "Dulles Metrorail Project Overview". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
- Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1
Media related to Potomac Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Potomac Ave Station
- StationMasters Online: Potomac Ave Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Potomac Ave Station
- 14th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View