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Deanwood station

Coordinates: 38°54′28.8″N 76°56′7.5″W / 38.908000°N 76.935417°W / 38.908000; -76.935417
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Deanwood
General information
Location4720 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, D.C.
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking194 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesCapital Bikeshare, 8 racks and 4 lockers
AccessibleYes
Other information
Station codeD10
History
OpenedNovember 20, 1978; 45 years ago (November 20, 1978)
Passengers
2023585 daily[1]
Rank94 out of 98
Services
Preceding station Washington Metro Following station
Minnesota Avenue
toward Vienna
Orange Line Cheverly
Former services
Preceding station Washington Metro Following station
Minnesota Avenue
toward Huntington
Blue Line Cheverly
Location
Map

Deanwood station is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in the Deanwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on November 20, 1978, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for only the Orange Line, the station is the final station in the District of Columbia going east. The station is located at Minnesota Avenue and 48th Street Northeast.

Deanwood averaged just 585 daily entries in 2023, making it the least-utilized Metro station in the District of Columbia.

History

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The station opened on November 20, 1978.[2][3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km)[4] of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Landover, Minnesota Avenue, and New Carrollton stations.[2][3]

In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system.[5] New Carrollton station was closed from May 28, 2022, through September 5, 2022, as part of the summer platform improvement project, which also affected the Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly, and Landover stations on the Orange Line. Shuttle buses and free parking were provided at the closed stations.[6]

On September 10, 2022, Blue Line trains started serving the station due to the 14th Street bridge shutdown as a part of the Blue Plus service.[7] The service ended on May 7, 2023 with the reopening of the Yellow Line.[8]

Station layout

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P
Platform level
Track 5 Landover Subdivision
Track 4 Landover Subdivision
Westbound toward Vienna/Fairfax–GMU (Minnesota Avenue)
Island platform
Eastbound toward New Carrollton (Cheverly)
Track 3 Alexandria Extension
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses, parking
M Mezzanine Fare control, ticket machines, station agent

Notable places nearby

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References

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  1. ^ "Metrorail Ridership Summary". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved February 11, 2024.
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978). "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway". The Washington Post. p. C1.
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; Feinstein, John (November 18, 1978). "City-County Fanfare Opens Orange Line". The Washington Post. p. D1.
  4. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Siddiqui, Faiz (May 7, 2018). "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Final phase of Metro's multi-year Platform Improvement Project begins this weekend, closing five Orange Line stations". WMATA. May 23, 2022. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "Metro announces travel alternatives for major Blue and Yellow Line construction this fall". Retrieved March 9, 2024.
  8. ^ "Metro's Yellow Line reopens Sunday with controversial turnback". WJLA-TV. Retrieved March 9, 2024.
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38°54′28.8″N 76°56′7.5″W / 38.908000°N 76.935417°W / 38.908000; -76.935417