Minnesota Avenue station

Coordinates: 38°53′55″N 76°56′49″W / 38.8986°N 76.9469°W / 38.8986; -76.9469
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Minnesota Avenue
WMATA Orange.svg
Minnesota Avenue station, inbound end.jpg
General information
Location4000 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: U4, U5, U6, U7, V2, V4, V7, V8, X2, X3, X9
Bike transport Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Structure typeSurface
Parking333 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesCapital Bikeshare, 8 racks and 4 lockers
Other information
Station codeD09
OpenedNovember 20, 1978; 44 years ago (November 20, 1978)
2022394 daily[1]
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo small.svg Washington Metro Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line Deanwood

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). Providing service for the Orange Line, the station is the last station East Of The River, and the last above ground station for westbound trains until East Falls Church; west of the station, trains cross over the Anacostia River, then 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 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]

In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system.[5] New Carrollton station was closed from May 28, 2022, through September 5, 2022, as part of the summer platform improvement project, which also affected the Minnesota Avenue, Deanwood, Cheverly, and Landover stations on the Orange Line. Shuttle buses and free parking were provided at the closed stations.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Track 5 Landover Subdivision
Track 4 Landover Subdivision
Westbound WMATA Orange.svg toward Vienna/Fairfax–GMU (Stadium–Armory)
Island platform
Eastbound WMATA Orange.svg 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


  1. ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978). "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway". The Washington Post. p. C1.
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; Feinstein, John (November 18, 1978). "City-County Fanfare Opens Orange Line". The Washington Post. p. D1.
  4. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. July 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Siddiqui, Faiz (May 7, 2018). "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Final phase of Metro's multi-year Platform Improvement Project begins this weekend, closing five Orange Line stations". WMATA. May 23, 2022. Retrieved May 28, 2022.

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