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The Washington Metro (commonly called Metro, and unofficially Metrorail) is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. The 106 mile subway system with 86 stations is the second busiest in the United States, behind the New York City Subway.
Eisenhower Avenue is a Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia on the Yellow Line. This is one of only two elevated side-platform stations in the system. The station is located at Eisenhower Ave next to the Capital Beltway and the Hoffman Town Center entertainment complex. Entrances are located just off Eisenhower Ave. It is aboveground and utilizes side platforms. Access to each platform is provided by a pair of escalators and an elevator. Service began on December 17, 1983.
Huntington serves the suburban area of Fairfax County and is a popular commuter station, with over 3,000 parking spaces. Service began on December 17, 1983. The north (lower) mezzanine is home to Metro's only fully public restroom, an automatic self-cleaning toilet manufactured by Exeloo, opened in October 2003. The automatic restroom was installed as part of a pilot project to determine customer acceptance and feasibility of the concept, as well as the impact on safety and cleanliness.
Largo Town Center serves the town of Largo, and The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, a nearby shopping center, the station began service on December 18, 2004. It is the first station in Prince George's County outside the Capital Beltway, and is located about a mile from FedExField, the home of the Washington Redskins. Largo Town Center is also a major commuter station, with two parking garages, containing a total of 2,200 spaces, connected by a bridge at the top level.
Morgan Boulevard began service on December 18, 2004 & is near FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. The platform is wider than others because of the large volumes of passengers using it before and after football games. There is a day care facility at the station. Originally the station was named Summerfield, owing to the adjacent Summerfield Boulevard; however the name was changed to Morgan Boulevard in memory of Garrett Morgan, the African-American inventor of the stop-go traffic light.
Addison Road-Seat Pleasant is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, Maryland, on the Blue Line. The station is located in the residential area of Seat Pleasant on Central Avenue near Addison Road. Service began on November 22, 1980. The station was originally named Addison Road; "Seat Pleasant" was added in 2000. It was the eastern terminus of the Blue Line until December 18, 2004, when the Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center stations opened to the east.
Benning Road is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Blue Line. The station is located in a residential area at Benning Road and East Capitol Street. Service began on November 22, 1980.
Arlington Cemetery is a Washington Metro station in Arlington, Virginia on the Blue Line. The station is located at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, near Memorial Drive. There is no public parking near the station except at the cemetery, which is reserved for visitors. It is the only station that closes earlier than the rest of the system. Service began on July 1, 1977.
Pentagon station is located under The Pentagon, and formerly had a direct entrance to the Pentagon and its underground shopping center. This entrance was closed in 2001 as part of the Pentagon Renovation Program. Access to the Pentagon is now gained via a new secured entrance facility above ground near the bus depot and the entrances to the subway station. The new exit features signage displayed at Gallery Place-Chinatown and newer stations. Service began on July 1, 1977.
Pentagon City station links to a tunnel that allows direct access west into the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a large shopping mall, and east under Hayes Street to an entrance outside the Pentagon Centre shopping complex. A provision exists at the station's south end for a future second mezzanine, with knock-out panels visible above the tracks on the station's south wall. Additionally, an abandoned pedestrian tunnel exists beyond a set of glass doors off the station mezzanine.
Crystal City is a Washington Metro station in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. It is a side-platform station on the Blue and Yellow Lines. Located at 18th St. in between the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway and Clark Place, it is accessible from the underground network of shopping centers and restaurants extending beneath Crystal City. Service began on July 1, 1977.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) station is one of only two stations in the system to have three tracks. Service began on July 1, 1977. The station retained its original name (National Airport) after the airport was renamed in 1998 after former President Ronald Reagan. In 2001 a letter signed by Congress requested WMATA rename the station to conform. However Arlington refused to pay for new signs and maps. Congress ultimately voted to require the renaming & Metro paid for it.
Braddock Road is a Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia on the Blue and Yellow Lines. The station is located at Braddock Road and West Street. There is only one entrance to the station. It is above-ground and utilizes a center platform. Access to the platform is provided by one pair of escalators and one elevator. Service began on December 17, 1983.
King Street was originally served only by the Yellow Line, until the Blue Line was extended in 1991. The station entrance pylon on the street still reflects this period of Yellow-only service, lacking a blue stripe. The station is above ground, and utilizes a center platform, which includes tactile paving strips to aid passengers who are blind or visually impaired. Access to the platform is provided by one pair of escalators, one staircase and one elevator. Service began on December 17, 1983.
Van Dorn Street is a Washington Metro station on the border between Alexandria and Fairfax County, Virginia on the Blue Line. The station's parking facilities and bus stops are located in the city of Alexandria, while the platform is in Fairfax County. The station is located at South Van Dorn Street and Eisenhower Avenue, next to the Capital Beltway. From 1991 to 1996 it was the southwestern terminus of the Blue Line. Service began on June 15, 1991.
Franconia-Springfield is a Washington Metro station in Springfield, Virginia. The station serves a suburban area and is mostly used for commuters, with 5,069 spaces in Metro's biggest parking garage. It is located at the junction of Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Frontier Drive, and is considered to be a major transit hub, for the Virginia Railway Express, Metrobus, local and regional bus lines are all present. Commuter services began on June 29, 1997.
Greenbelt station is located in Greenbelt (near Berwyn Heights, Beltsville, and the northern part of College Park), off of Cherrywood Lane near the Capital Beltway. With a parking lot of over 3,300 spaces and with quick access to and from the Beltway, it is an ideal commuter station for both locals and people coming from elsewhere -- such as the Beltway or from Baltimore. An express metro bus allowing a connection to Baltimore transit services and BWI is here. Service began on December 11, 1993.
College Park-U of Md is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Green Line. The station is located in College Park near the University of Maryland College Park, with entrances at the intersection of Calvert Road and Bowdoin Avenue, and near the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and River Road. It adjoins the headquarters of the American Physical Society and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Service began on December 11, 1993.
Prince George's Plaza is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Green Line. The station is located in a commercial area of Hyattsville near The Mall at Prince Georges, which, prior to receiving its current name in November 2004, was called Prince George's Plaza, at East-West Highway (Maryland Route 410) and Belcrest Road. Service began on December 11, 1993.
West Hyattsville station is in Hyattsville. "Chillum" was originally to be the station's name. It is located at 2700 Hamilton Street.. Service began on December 11, 1993. West Hyattsville is one of only two stations that are elevated with side platforms. Eisenhower Avenue on the Yellow Line is the other. Arlington Cemetery on the Blue Line, Cheverly on the Orange Line, and Prince George's Plaza on the Green Line also contain side platforms, though these stations are at ground level.
Georgia Ave-Petworth is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., on the Green Line. It is served also by the Yellow Line during off-peak times. The station is located near the Petworth and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Northwest, at the northernmost corner of the intersection at Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues. Service began on September 18, 1999.
U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station serves the U Street neighborhood; nearby attractions include the Lincoln Theatre, the historic restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl, and several popular nightclubs. "Cardozo" refers to the nearby Cardozo High School. "African-Amer Civil War Memorial" was added when the African American Civil War Memorial was built. Service at the station began May 11, 1991. With this designation, this station has the longest name in the Metro system, at 44 characters.
Shaw-Howard University is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Green Line. It is also served by the Yellow Line during off-peak times. The station is located in Northwest Washington and has two entrances, at 7th and S Streets NW, and 8th and R Streets NW. It was initially named only "Shaw", and serves Howard University and the neighborhood of Shaw. Service began on May 11, 1991.