Braddock Road station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Braddock Road Blue Line Yellow Line
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Braddock Road Station 2.jpg
Location 700 North West Street
Alexandria, VA 22301
Coordinates 38°48′50″N 77°03′14″W / 38.814009°N 77.053763°W / 38.814009; -77.053763Coordinates: 38°48′50″N 77°03′14″W / 38.814009°N 77.053763°W / 38.814009; -77.053763
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport DASH: AT2, AT3, AT4, AT5
Bus transport Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E
Bus transport Metroway: North, South
Structure type Embankment
Parking 10 spaces (parking meters)
Bicycle facilities 46 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C12
Opened December 17, 1983; 33 years ago (1983-12-17)
Passengers (2016) 4,569 daily [1]Decrease 3.3%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
Weekday rush hour service
Yellow Line
Not on weekdays rush hours
toward Fort Totten
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Metroway   Following station
Terminus Potomac Yard
One-way operation
Braddock Road station is located in Alexandria
Braddock Road station

Braddock Road is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on December 17, 1983, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is located at Braddock Road and West Street. Access to the platform is provided by one pair of escalators and one elevator.

Originally scheduled to open in summer 1982, its opening was delayed because of both unavailability of new subway cars and the lack of a test track.[2] Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982,[3] and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service.[4] The station opened on December 17, 1983.[5] Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km)[6] of rail between National Airport and Huntington and the opening of the Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington and King Street – Old Town stations.[5]

In 2014, the Metroway Bus Rapid Transit system began service with Braddock Road station serving as the southern terminus.[7]

Panoramic image of the exterior of the station in 2016

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (King Street – Old Town)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Huntington (King Street – Old Town)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
(No service: Potomac Yard)
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Northbound Metroway toward Pentagon City (Potomac)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). "Status of future Metro openings". The Washington Post. p. C5. 
  3. ^ Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). "Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway". The Washington Post. p. VA1. 
  4. ^ Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). "Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening". The Washington Post. p. C4. 
  5. ^ a b Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). "Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  6. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Metroway premium transit service starting this summer". WMATA. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

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