Minnesota Avenue station

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Minnesota Avenue
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Orange.svg rapid transit station
Minnesota Avenue station, inbound end.jpg
Location 4000 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) WMATA Orange.svg
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: U4, U5, U6, U7, V2, V4, V7, V8, X1, X2, X3, X9
Construction
Structure type Surface
Parking 333 spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 racks, 4 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D09
History
Opened 20 November 1978; 39 years ago (20 November 1978)
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,006 daily [1]Decrease 53.2%
Services
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 20 November 1978, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Location[edit]

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.

History[edit]

The station opened on 20 November 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]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (18 November 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 13 January 2010. Retrieved 2 August 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