Eastern Market station

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Eastern Market
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Orange.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
Eastern Market station.jpg
Platform and mezzanine in May 2010
Location701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, 90, 92
Bus transport DC Circulator:
     Congress HeightsUnion Station      Eastern Market–L'Enfant Plaza
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilities20 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeD06
OpenedJuly 1, 1977; 42 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2017)5,119 daily [1]Decrease 3.36%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Capitol South Blue Line Potomac Avenue
Capitol South Silver Line
Capitol South
toward Vienna
Orange Line Potomac Avenue

Eastern Market is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station currently provides service for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The station is located in Southeast Washington at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. It is named after the nearby Eastern Market, a historic Washington, D.C. public marketplace.


Station entrance pylon in July 2004

Originally, the station was to be named Marine Barracks, after the Washington Marine Barracks located a few blocks south of the station on 8th Street.[2] However, after lobbying from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, the name was changed to Eastern Market.[2] The station opened on July 1, 1977.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[4] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of an entire section of line, which included 16 stations in total, between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Stadium–Armory stations.[5] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[6] Silver Line service at Eastern Market began on July 26, 2014.[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Franconia–Springfield (Capitol South)
WMATA Orange.svg toward Vienna (Capitol South)
WMATA Silver.svg toward Wiehle–Reston East (Capitol South)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound WMATA Blue.svg and WMATA Silver.svg toward Largo Town Center (Potomac Avenue)
WMATA Orange.svg toward New Carrollton (Potomac Avenue)


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B.; Feinstein, John (November 27, 1978), "That which we call Zoological Park would smell as sweet half mile away; What's in a Metro name?", The Washington Post, p. C4, retrieved January 29, 2018
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
  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. ^ "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post, June 24, 1977
  6. ^ Eisen, Jack; Feinstein, John (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
  7. ^ 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.
Street-level entrance in December 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastern Market (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′03″N 76°59′45″W / 38.8842°N 76.9958°W / 38.8842; -76.9958