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Columbia Heights is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., on the Green and Yellow Lines. Due to successful redevelopment since the station's opening, Columbia Heights is one of the busiest Metro stops outside the downtown core, with over four million exits in 2010.[2]

Columbia Heights
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg WMATA Yellow.svg rapid transit station
Columbia Heights metro station.jpg
Location3030 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 52, 54, 59, D32, H1, H2, H3, H4, H8, W45, W47
Bus transport DC Circulator
Construction
Bicycle facilities4 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeE04
History
OpenedSeptember 18, 1999; 19 years ago (September 18, 1999)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)10,679 daily [1]Decrease 5.38%
Services
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
U Street Green Line Georgia Avenue–Petworth
toward Greenbelt
U Street
toward Huntington
Yellow Line

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LocationEdit

The station is located in Northwest Washington at 14th and Irving Streets (entrances at both the Southwest and Northeast corners), serving both the Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. It is also close to the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Service began on September 18, 1999.

Public artEdit

Installed in 1999, Woven Identities is a mural and wall sculpture located in the Metro station. Installed as part of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities public art agenda the piece was created by D.C. architect Meghan Walsh,AIA and youth from Casa Del Pueblo Community Center. A series of painted panels, which appear like mosaics, the mural is abstract featuring faces representing the diversity of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Neon lights of many colors glow from behind the framed painted mosaics.[3]

Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Southbound   toward Branch Avenue (U Street)
  toward Huntington (U Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound   toward Greenbelt (Georgia Avenue–Petworth)
  toward Greenbelt (Georgia Avenue–Petworth)
 
Station entrance pylon in 2005
 
Station headhouses in 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Columbia Heights neighborhood profile" (PDF). WDCEP. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  3. ^ WMATA (2010). "Columbia Heights Station". Art by Metro Line: Green Line. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved December 18, 2010.

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