Grosvenor–Strathmore station

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Grosvenor–Strathmore
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Red.svg rapid transit station
Grosvenor strathmore.jpg
Location10300 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Coordinates39°01′45″N 77°06′14″W / 39.029188°N 77.103904°W / 39.029188; -77.103904Coordinates: 39°01′45″N 77°06′14″W / 39.029188°N 77.103904°W / 39.029188; -77.103904
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Ride On: 6, 37, 46, 96, 101
Construction
Structure typeopen-cut
Parking1,796 spaces including six free motorcycle parking spaces
Bicycle facilities40 racks, 30 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeA11
History
OpenedAugust 25, 1984; 35 years ago (1984-08-25)
Previous namesGrosvenor (1984–2005)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)5,215 daily [1]Increase 0.66%
Services
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
White Flint Red Line Medical Center
toward Glenmont

Grosvenor–Strathmore (formerly Grosvenor, pronounced /ˈɡrvnər/) is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro in North Bethesda, Maryland. Grosvenor–Strathmore is the last above-ground station for Glenmont-bound Red Line trains; south of the station, trains cross over the Capital Beltway before descending underground. It is one of a number of stations on the Rockville Pike corridor in Montgomery County.

Location[edit]

Named after the nearby Grosvenor Lane, Grosvenor–Strathmore station lies within the unincorporated area of North Bethesda. Located to the east of Rockville Pike at its intersection with Tuckerman Lane, the main point of interest near the station is the Music Center at Strathmore.[2] In addition, it is the first stop outside of the Capital Beltway heading outbound towards Shady Grove on the Red Line.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance, one-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Westbound WMATA Red.svg toward Shady Grove (White Flint)
WMATA Red.svg alighting passengers only (select rush hour trains)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound WMATA Red.svg toward Silver Spring or Glenmont (Medical Center)

History[edit]

Service to Grosvenor (named for its proximity to Grosvenor Lane) began on August 25, 1984.[3][4] Grosvenor Lane was located at the 100 acres (40 ha) farm of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966), the father of photojournalism and the first full-time editor of National Geographic from 1899 to 1954. He moved there from the Dupont Circle area in Washington, D.C. after buying the farmland in 1912.[5]

The station's opening coincided with the completion of 6.8 miles (10.9 km) of rail northwest of the Van Ness–UDC station and the opening of the Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Medical Center and Tenleytown stations.[3][4][6] It remained the western terminus of the Red Line until the extension of that line to Shady Grove that December.[7] Trains from Silver Spring terminated here during peak times until December 2018. [8]

In February 2005, the Music Center at Strathmore opened adjacent to the station, prompting the name change to Grosvenor–Strathmore. The arts complex and station are connected via an elevated pedestrian walkway, the Carlton R. Sickles Memorial Sky Bridge. Escalators and an underground walkway were also added to the station to allow customers to easily cross the busy road, Rockville Pike, that is adjacent to the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Vicinity Map: Grosvenor–Strathmore" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Staff Reporters (August 25, 1984). "Red Line adds 6.8 miles; Opening ceremony for new segment set for today at Friendship Heights". The Washington Post. p. B1.
  4. ^ a b Brisbane, Arthur S. (August 26, 1984). "All aboard; Metro festivities welcome latest Red Line extension". The Washington Post. p. A1.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Patricia (November 9, 2006). "Obituary: Mabel Grosvenor, 101, Doctor, Granddaughter Of Inventor Bell". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  6. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984). "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; 4 stops open amid hoopla". The Washington Post. p. A1.
  8. ^ https://www.wmata.com/about/news/shady-grove-improvements.cfm

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