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Potomac Avenue is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977,[2] and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station currently provides service for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The station serves a dense residential area of Southeast Washington around Potomac Avenue and is located at 14th and G Streets.

Potomac Avenue
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Orange.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
Potomac Avenue Metro Station.jpg
Location700 14th Street, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, B2, M6, V1, V4
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilities4 racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeD07
OpenedJuly 1, 1977; 42 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2017)3,261 daily [1]Increase 0.99%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Eastern Market Blue Line Stadium–Armory
Eastern Market Silver Line
Eastern Market
toward Vienna
Orange Line Stadium–Armory

The station's opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[3] 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, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Stadium–Armory stations.[4] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[5] Silver Line service at Potomac Avenue began on July 26, 2014.[6]


Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound   toward Franconia – Springfield (Eastern Market)
  toward Vienna (Eastern Market)
  toward Wiehle – Reston East (Eastern Market)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound   and   toward Largo Town Center (Stadium – Armory)
  toward New Carrollton (Stadium – Armory)

Notable places nearbyEdit


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
  5. ^ Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
  6. ^ Halsey III, Ashley; Aratani, Lori; Duggan, Paul (July 28, 2014). "All aboard! Metro's new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

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