Capitol Heights station
|Location||133 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| Metrobus: 96, 97, A12, F14, V2, V4, X9
TheBus: 24, 25
|Bicycle facilities||5 racks|
|Opened||November 22, 1980|
|Passengers (2016)||1,783 daily  14.32%|
Capitol Heights is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Capitol Heights, 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 at 133 Central Avenue in a residential area at East Capitol Street and Southern Avenue. This is the first station in Maryland going east. In December 2012, Capitol Heights 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. Silver Line service at Capitol Heights began on July 26, 2014.
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 Benning Road stations.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Benning Road)
← Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Benning Road)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Addison Road) →
→ Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Addison Road) →
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
- Aratani, Lori (December 5, 2012). "Metro details Silver Line service changes". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
- 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.
- Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980), "Three new Metro stations have a festive first day", The Washington Post, p. D1
- WMATA: Capitol Heights Station
- StationMasters Online: Capitol Heights Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Capitol Heights Station
- Southern Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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