Braddock Road station

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Braddock Road
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Yellow.svg 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
Line(s)
  • WMATA Blue.svg
  • WMATA Yellow.svg
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport DASH: AT2, AT3, AT4, AT5
Bus transport Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E
Bus transport Metroway
Construction
Structure type Embankment
Parking 10 spaces (parking meters)
Bicycle facilities 46 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C12
History
Opened December 17, 1983; 34 years ago (1983-12-17)
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 4,569 daily [1]Decrease 3.3%
Services
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
TerminusPotomac Yard
One-way operation
Location
Braddock Road station is located in Alexandria
Braddock Road station
Braddock Road station
Location within Alexandria

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]

P
Platform level
Southbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Franconia–Springfield (King Street–Old Town)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Huntington (King Street–Old Town)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Largo Town Center (National Airport)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Mount Vernon Square or Fort Totten (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
(No service: Potomac Yard)
G Street level Exit/entrance, faregates, station agent, buses (Metroway), parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  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. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Metroway premium transit service starting this summer". WMATA. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Braddock Road (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons