Addison Road station

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This article is about the Washington Metro station. For stations with similar names, see Addison#Transit.
WMATA Metro Logo.svg Addison Road - Seat Pleasant Blue Line Silver Line
Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Station.jpg
Location 100 Addison Road South
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Coordinates 38°53′12.2″N 76°53′39.4″W / 38.886722°N 76.894278°W / 38.886722; -76.894278
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s)

Blue Line Blue Line

Silver Line Silver Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: A12, C21, C22, C27, C29, J12, F14, P12, V12, V14
Bus transport TheBus: 18, 20, 23
Construction
Parking 1,268 spaces
Bicycle facilities 16 racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code G03
History
Opened November 22, 1980; 35 years ago (November 22, 1980)
Previous names

Addison Road (1980–2000)

Addison Road–Seat Pleasent (2000–2011)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3349 daily [1]Increase 0.12%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Silver Line

Addison Road (also known as Addison Road–Seat Pleasant) is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Walker Mill, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on November 22, 1980, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue and Silver Lines, the station is located near the residential area of Seat Pleasant on Central Avenue near Addison Road. In December 2012, Addison Road was one of five stations added to the route of the Silver Line, which was originally supposed to end at the Stadium-Armory station, but was extended into Prince George's County, Maryland to the Largo Town Center station (the eastern terminus of the Blue Line) due to safety concerns about a pocket track just past Stadium-Armory.[2] Silver Line service at Addison Road began on July 26, 2014.[3]

The station opened on November 22, 1980, and coincided with the completion of 3.52 miles (5.66 km) of rail east of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Benning Road and Capitol Heights stations.[4] Originally named "Addison Road"; "Seat Pleasant" was added in 2000,[5] and moved to a new subtitle location in 2011.[6] It was the eastern terminus of the Blue Line from its opening until December 18, 2004, when the extension to the Largo Town Center station opened to the east.[7]

In December 2003, security cameras at this station filmed a deer walking around the station mezzanine, running down an escalator, and going down the platform past a waiting train, as startled passengers watched. The deer then jumped onto the tracks and escaped into nearby woods. Metro spokesperson Lisa Farbstein reported that Metro had nicknamed the deer "Rudolph the Blue Line Reindeer".[8]

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 (Capitol Heights)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle–Reston East (Capitol Heights)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Morgan Boulevard)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Morgan Boulevard)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  2. ^ Aratani, Lori (December 5, 2012). "Metro details Silver Line service changes". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Halsey, Ashley (July 26, 2014). "All aboard! Metro’s new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980), "Three new Metro stations have a festive first day", The Washington Post, p. D1 
  5. ^ Staff Reporters (March 24, 2000). "Metro to rename 4 subway stations". The Washington Post.  Accessed via Nexis.com
  6. ^ "Station names updated for new map" (Press release). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2011-11-03. Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  7. ^ Dana, Rebecca (December 19, 2004). "Metro, Prince George's extend their reach; Two new Blue Line stations open, bringing passengers and economic potential". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  8. ^ "Deer runs through rail station". December 17, 2003. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 

External links[edit]

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