Columbia Heights station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Columbia Heights Green Line Yellow Line
Columbia Heights metro station.jpg
Location 3030 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 52, 53, 54, D32, H1, H2, H3, H4, H8, W45, W47
Bus transport DC Circulator
Bicycle facilities 4 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code E04
Opened September 18, 1999; 17 years ago (September 18, 1999)
Passengers (2016) 11,286 daily [1]Decrease 9.09%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line
toward Greenbelt
Yellow Line
Greenbelt-Franconia-Springfield weekdays rush hours service
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
Not on weekdays rush hours
toward Fort Totten

Columbia Heights is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., on the Green and Yellow Lines. Due to successful redevelopment since the station's opening, Columbia Heights is one of the busiest Metro stops outside of the downtown core, with over four million exits in 2010.[2]


The station is located in Northwest Washington at 14th and Irving Streets (entrances at both the Southwest and Northeast corners), serving both the Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. It is also close to the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Service began on September 18, 1999.

Public art[edit]

Installed in 1999, Woven Identities is a mural and wall sculpture located in the Metro station. Installed as part of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities public art agenda the piece was created by D.C. architect Meghan Walsh,AIA and youth from Casa Del Pueblo Community Center. A series of painted panels, which appear like mosaics, the mural is abstract featuring faces representing the diversity of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Neon lights of many colors glow from behind the framed painted mosaics.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Southbound Green Line Green Line toward Branch Avenue (U Street)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Huntington (U Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Green Line Green Line toward Greenbelt (Georgia Avenue – Petworth)
Yellow Line Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (Georgia Avenue – Petworth)
Station entrance pylon in 2005
Station headhouses in 2015


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Columbia Heights neighborhood profile WDCEP Retrieved 2012-05-16
  3. ^ WMATA (2010). "Columbia Heights Station". Art by Metro Line: Green Line. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 

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Coordinates: 38°55′43″N 77°01′57″W / 38.928718°N 77.032442°W / 38.928718; -77.032442