Foggy Bottom – GWU (WMATA station)
|Foggy Bottom – GWU|
|Address||2301 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
|Lines|| Blue Line
Silver Line (planned)
MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||10 racks, 20 lockers|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
|Passengers (2010)||7.597 million|
Foggy Bottom – GWU is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is located on I Street on the George Washington University campus. It is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operating in 2013. It is the last westbound station in the District of Columbia on these lines before they dive under the Potomac River to Virginia.
The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its 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, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.
Foggy Bottom – GWU uses a simple island platform layout: one platform with a track on each side. Track C1 carries eastbound trains to New Carrollton and Largo Town Center whilst track C2 is used by westbound trains to Vienna and Franconia–Springfield. As with all stations on the Metro, there are platform edge lights to warn passengers of incoming trains. In 2008, the WMATA installed red-colored LED lights at Foggy Bottom - GWU and other busy stations after a successful pilot at Gallery Place. There is a twenty-two coffer "waffle vault" ceiling at Foggy Bottom - GWU as it was one of the first stations to be built in the system; later underground stations abandoned this design for a simpler concrete arch.
There is a single mezzanine located at the centre of the platform. Escalators from here allow passengers to descend to platform level or to the sole entrance and exit of the station at the northwestern corner of I and 23rd Streets. A total of two elevators and six escalators (three between the street and mezzanine and three between the mezzanine and platform) are currently in use at the station.
Foggy Bottom – GWU serves the neighborhood of Foggy Bottom and the campus of The George Washington University there. It is also the nearest station to the Georgetown neighborhood. The station is located at 23rd and I streets in Northwest, just south of Washington Circle, and at the front entrance to the George Washington University Hospital. Service began on July 1, 1977. The World Bank is located one block south and eight blocks east at Pennsylvania Avenue and 18th Street and The Watergate is slightly more than .75 miles (1.2 km) southwest of the station. Slightly south of The Watergate is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Notable places nearby
- Neighborhood profiles WDCEP Retrieved 2011-10-19
- Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (2010). "Dulles Metrorail Project Overview". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". 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: D1
- John R Cambron track maps John R Cambron Retrieved 2008-09-11
- Metro installing more red platform edge lights WMATA Retrieved 2008-09-18
- Blue line NYCSubway Retrieved 2008-09-18
- Foggy Bottom-GWU evacuation map WMATA Retrieved 2008-09-18
- Foggy Bottom-GWU elevator and escalator status WMATA Retrieved 2008-09-18
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Foggy Bottom–GWU (WMATA station)|
- WMATA: Foggy Bottom-GWU Station
- StationMasters Online: Foggy Bottom-GWU Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Foggy Bottom-GWU Station
- 23rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View