Benning Road station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Benning Road Blue Line Silver Line
Benning Road Station.jpg
Location 4500 Benning Road, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20019
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 96, 97, E32, U5, U6, U8, W4
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 4 racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code G01
Opened November 22, 1980; 36 years ago (November 22, 1980)
Passengers (2016) 2,474 daily [1]Decrease 21.56%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Silver Line
Benning Road station is located in Washington, D.C.
Benning Road station

Benning Road is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Benning neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., 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 in a residential area near the intersection of Benning Road and East Capitol Street. It is the first station after the Blue and Silver Lines diverge from the Orange Line east of the Anacostia River, and also the last station in the District of Columbia going east. In December 2012, Benning 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 east of Stadium-Armory.[2] Silver Line service at Benning 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 Addison Road and Capitol Heights stations.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Stadium–Armory)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Stadium–Armory)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Capitol Heights)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Capitol Heights)


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  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 

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Coordinates: 38°53′25.5″N 76°56′15.5″W / 38.890417°N 76.937639°W / 38.890417; -76.937639