Congress Heights station

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Congress Heights
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg rapid transit station
Congress heights.jpg
Location1290 Alabama Avenue, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20020
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 92, D51, V7, W1, W2, W3, W4
Bus transport DC Circulator:
     Congress Heights – Union Station
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilities10 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeF07
History
OpenedJanuary 13, 2001; 18 years ago (2001-01-13)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)2,173 daily [1]Decrease 5.64%
Services
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Southern Avenue Green Line Anacostia
toward Greenbelt

Congress Heights is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on January 13, 2001, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for only the Green Line, the station is located at Alabama Avenue and 13th Street, lying under St. Elizabeths Hospital. Congress Heights is the last Green Line station in the District of Columbia going southeast.

Groundbreaking for the final segment of the Green Line occurred on September 23, 1995,[2] and the station opened on January 13, 2001.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of rail southeast of the Anacostia station and the opening of the Branch Avenue, Naylor Road, Southern Avenue, and Suitland stations.[3]

Congress Heights is the closest metro station to the Entertainment and Sports Arena, home to the Washington Mystics of the WNBA and the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Northbound WMATA Green.svg toward Greenbelt (Anacostia)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (Southern Avenue)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Fehr, Stephen C. (September 23, 1995), "After 25 years of building, Metro nears finish line", The Washington Post, p. B1
  3. ^ a b Layton, Lyndsey (January 14, 2001), "All Metro doors now open; Five new Green Line stations complete 32-year project, but expansions continue", The Washington Post, p. A1

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°50′43.4″N 76°59′16″W / 38.845389°N 76.98778°W / 38.845389; -76.98778