Eisenhower Avenue station

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Eisenhower Avenue
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Yellow.svg rapid transit station
Eisenhower Avenue Station.jpg
View southbound towards Huntington
Location 2400 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) WMATA Yellow.svg
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: NH2
Bus transport Richmond Highway Express
Bus transport DASH: AT1, AT6, AT7
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities 10 racks, 6 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C14
History
Opened December 17, 1983; 34 years ago (1983-12-17)
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,591 daily [1]Decrease 9.45%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Terminus
Yellow Line
Weekday rush hour service
Yellow Line
Not on weekdays rush hours
toward Fort Totten
Location
Eisenhower Avenue is located in Alexandria
Eisenhower Avenue
Eisenhower Avenue
Location within Alexandria

Eisenhower Avenue is a rapid transit station on the Yellow Line of the Washington Metro in Alexandria, Virginia. Opened on December 17, 1983

Location[edit]

The station is located at Eisenhower Avenue near Stovall Street, next to the Capital Beltway and the Hoffman Town Center entertainment complex. The station provides connections to Metro's REX (Richmond Highway Express) bus service and the DASH bus service run by the city of Alexandria.

Notable places nearby[edit]

History[edit]

Originally scheduled to open in summer 1982, its opening was delayed due to both unavailability of new subway cars and the lack of a test track.[2] Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982,[3] and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service.[4] The station opened on December 17, 1983.[5] Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km)[6] of rail between the National Airport and Huntington stations and the opening of the Braddock Road, Huntington, and King Street–Old Town stations.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Eisenhower Avenue station is one of only two elevated side-platform stations in the system, with the other being West Hyattsville. Access to each platform is provided by a pair of escalators and an elevator. It is also one of only two stations that is serviced exclusively by the Yellow Line, the other being Huntington.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound WMATA Yellow.svg toward Huntington (Terminus)
Northbound WMATA Yellow.svg toward Mount Vernon Square or Fort Totten (King Street–Old Town)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). "Status of future Metro openings". The Washington Post. p. C5. 
  3. ^ Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). "Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway". The Washington Post. p. VA1. 
  4. ^ Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). "Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening". The Washington Post. p. C4. 
  5. ^ a b Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). "Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  6. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Eisenhower Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°48′01″N 77°04′16″W / 38.800383°N 77.07109°W / 38.800383; -77.07109