Columbia Heights station

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Columbia Heights
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg WMATA Yellow.svg rapid transit station
Columbia Heights metro station.jpg
Location3030 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 52, 54, 59, D32, H1, H2, H3, H4, H8, S1, S2, S9, W45, W47
Bus transport DC Circulator
  Woodley ParkAdams MorganMcPherson Square Metro
Bicycle facilities4 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeE04
OpenedSeptember 18, 1999; 21 years ago (September 18, 1999)
201710,679 daily [1]Decrease 5.38%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
U Street Green Line Georgia Avenue–Petworth
toward Greenbelt
U Street
toward Huntington
Yellow Line

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 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.

Station layout[edit]

Station headhouses in 2015

The station has an island platform located underneath 14th Street, with an entrance at the intersection with Irving Street.

G Street level Exit/entrance, buses
M Mezzanine Fare gates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (U Street)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Huntington (U Street)
Island platform
Northbound WMATA Green.svg WMATA Yellow.svg toward Greenbelt (Georgia Avenue–Petworth)
Station entrance pylon in 2005

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]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Columbia Heights neighborhood profile" (PDF). WDCEP. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  3. ^ WMATA (2010). "Columbia Heights Station". Art by Metro Line: Green Line. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2010.

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