Potomac Avenue station
|rapid transit station|
|Location||700 14th Street, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
Metrobus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, B2, M6, V1, V4DC Circulator
|Bicycle facilities||4 racks|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
|Passengers (2016)||3,229 daily  14.64%|
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, 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) 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. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978. Silver Line service at Potomac Avenue began on July 26, 2014.
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← toward Franconia – Springfield (Eastern Market)
← toward Vienna (Eastern Market)
← toward Wiehle – Reston East (Eastern Market)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Blue and Silver Lines toward Largo Town Center (Stadium – Armory) →
→ toward New Carrollton (Stadium – Armory) →
Notable places nearby
- Congressional Cemetery, 3 blocks northeast on Potomac Avenue
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
- Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
- Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
- 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 November 21, 2014.
- Media related to Potomac Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Potomac Ave Station
- StationMasters Online: Potomac Ave Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Potomac Ave Station
- 14th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View