Minnesota Avenue station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Minnesota Avenue Orange Line
Minnesota Avenue station, inbound end.jpg
Location 4000 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) Orange Line Orange Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: U4, U5, U6, U7, U8, V2, V4, X1, X2, X3, X9
Structure type Surface
Parking 333 spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 racks, 4 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D09
Opened November 20, 1978; 38 years ago (November 20, 1978)
Passengers (2016) 2,151 daily [1]Decrease 23.91%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line

Minnesota Avenue is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Central Northeast/Mahaning Heights 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).


Minnesota Avenue station is located between Kenilworth Avenue and Minnesota Avenue, at Grant Street, immediately east of the CSX Landover Subdivision rail bed. The station is an east-Washington commuter station with a small parking lot and many Metrobuses serving the east side of the city from here. It is also southwest of the historic western terminus of the Chesapeake Beach Railway.


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, Deanwood, Landover and New Carrollton stations.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Westbound Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Stadium–Armory)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Deanwood)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978), "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway; Orange Line will bring Metro to P.G.", The Washington Post, p. C1 
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1 
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 38°53′55″N 76°56′49″W / 38.8986°N 76.9469°W / 38.8986; -76.9469