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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.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Capitol Heights is a Washington Metro station straddling Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland on the Blue Line. The station is located at 133 Central Avenue in a residential area at East Capitol Street and Southern Avenue. Service began on November 22, 1980.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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