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
Structure type Surface
Parking 333 spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 racks, 4 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D09
Opened 20 November 1978; 39 years ago (20 November 1978)
Passengers (2017) 1,006 daily [1]Decrease 53.2%
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).


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.[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 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


  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