Minnesota Avenue station
|rapid transit station|
|Location||4000 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Metrobus: U4, U5, U6, U7, V2, V4, V7, V8, X1, X2, X3, X9|
|Bicycle facilities||8 racks, 4 lockers|
|Opened||20 November 1978|
|2017||1,006 daily  53.2%|
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 20 November 1978, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Minnesota Avenue is the last above-ground station for Vienna-Fairfax-bound Orange Line trains; west of the station, trains connect to the same track as the Blue and Silver Lines, cross over the Anacostia River and curve over RFK Stadium parking lots before descending underground.
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 20 November 1978. Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km) of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Deanwood, Landover, and New Carrollton stations.
|Track 5||Landover Subdivision|
|Track 4||Landover Subdivision|
|Westbound||← toward Vienna/Fairfax–GMU (Stadium–Armory)|
|Eastbound||toward New Carrollton (Deanwood) →|
|Track 3||Alexandria Extension|
|Track 2||Alexandria Extension|
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, ticket machines, station agent|
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- Feaver, Douglas B. (12 November 1978), "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway; Orange Line will bring Metro to P.G.", The Washington Post, p. C1
- Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (18 November 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- Media related to Minnesota Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA Minnesota Avenue station page
- StationMasters page for Minnesota Avenue station
- Kenilworth Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Minnesota Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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