Eastern Market station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Eastern Market Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line
Eastern Market station.jpg
Ben Schumin photo of platform and mezzanine in May 2010
Location 701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, 90, 92
Bus transport DC Circulator
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 20 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D06
Opened July 1, 1977; 39 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2016) 5,297 daily [1]Decrease 14.48%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line
Ben Schumin photo of station entrance pylon in July 2004

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.


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 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station to Stadium–Armory Station.[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]

Street-level entrance to Eastern Market Station:December 2014.

Station layout[edit]

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

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  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 
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1 
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  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. 

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