Southern Avenue station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Southern Avenue Green Line
Southern Avenue platform, facing outbound direction.jpg
Location 1141 Southern Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s) Green Line Green Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 30S, 32, A2, A32, D12, D13, D14, NH1, P12, P18, W1, W2, W14, W19
Bus transport TheBus: 33, 35, 37
Structure type Open-cut
Parking 1,980 spaces
Bicycle facilities 14 racks, 40 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code F08
Opened January 13, 2001; 16 years ago (2001-01-13)
Passengers (2016) 4,612 daily [1]Decrease 3.7%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line
toward Greenbelt

Southern Avenue is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on January 13, 2001, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for only the Green Line, the station is located on the southern side of Southern Avenue, putting it just outside the District of Columbia, opposite Valley Terrace. Southern Avenue is the first station in Maryland going southeast on the Green Line. Although this station is open-cut, and the next station east (railroad south) (Naylor Road) is elevated, there is an underground section of the Green Line's tracks between these two stations; additionally, the Southern Avenue station descends into a tunnel at its western (railroad northern) end.

Groundbreaking for the final segment of the Green Line occurred on September 23, 1995,[2] and the station opened on January 13, 2001.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of rail southeast of the Anacostia station and the opening of the Branch Avenue, Congress Heights, Naylor Road and Suitland stations.[3]

This station provides service to the National Harbor via Metrobus route NH1 and TheBus route 35.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Northbound Green Line Green Line toward Greenbelt (Congress Heights)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Green Line Green Line toward Branch Avenue (Naylor Road)


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Fehr, Stephen C. (September 23, 1995), "After 25 years of building, Metro nears finish line", The Washington Post, p. B1 
  3. ^ a b Layton, Lyndsey (January 14, 2001), "All Metro doors now open; Five new Green Line stations complete 32-year project, but expansions continue", The Washington Post, p. A1 

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 38°50′27.6″N 76°58′30.3″W / 38.841000°N 76.975083°W / 38.841000; -76.975083