Potomac Avenue station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Potomac Avenue Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line
Potomac Avenue Station 2.jpg
Location 700 14th Street, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2

Bus transport Metrobus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, B2, M6, V1, V4

Bus transport DC Circulator
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 4 racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D07
Opened July 1, 1977; 39 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2016) 3,229 daily [1]Decrease 14.64%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line
Potomac Avenue Station.jpg

Potomac Avenue is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977,[2] and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station currently provides service for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The station serves a dense residential area of Southeast Washington around Potomac Avenue and is located at 14th and G Streets.

The station's opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[3] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[4] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[5] Silver Line service at Potomac Avenue began on July 26, 2014. [6]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Eastern Market)
Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Eastern Market)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Eastern Market)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Stadium-Armory)
Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Stadium-Armory)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Stadium-Armory)

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1 
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  5. ^ Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1 
  6. ^ Halsey III, Ashley; Aratani, Lori; Duggan, Paul (July 28, 2014). "All aboard! Metro’s new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time.". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 38°52′51″N 76°59′6.7″W / 38.88083°N 76.985194°W / 38.88083; -76.985194