Capitol Heights station
|rapid transit station|
|Location||133 Central Avenue|
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| Metrobus: 96, 97, A12, F14, V2, V4, X9|
TheBus: 24, 25
|Bicycle facilities||5 racks|
|Opened||November 22, 1980|
|Passengers (2017)||1,965 daily  10.21%|
Capitol Heights is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in Capitol Heights, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on November 22, 1980, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue and Silver Lines, the station is located at 133 Central Avenue in a residential area at East Capitol Street and Southern Avenue SE. This is the first station in Maryland going east.
The station opened on November 22, 1980, and coincided with the completion of 3.52 miles (5.66 km) of rail east of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Addison Road and Benning Road stations.
In December 2012, Capitol Heights was one of five stations added to the route of the Silver Line, which was originally supposed to end at the Stadium-Armory station, but was extended into Prince George's County, Maryland to the Largo Town Center station (the eastern terminus of the Blue Line) due to safety concerns about a pocket track just past Stadium-Armory. Silver Line service at Capitol Heights began on July 26, 2014.
The Capitol Heights in the movie The Jackal
There is a scene in the movie The Jackal with Bruce Willis and Richard Gere, where these same two actors appear, the scene is supposed to unfold in the Capitol Heights subway station in Washington, D.C., but was in fact shot in Montreal, at the Lionel-Groulx station metro station. This one does not look like the Capitol Heights subway station at all.
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← toward Franconia–Springfield (Benning Road)|
← toward Wiehle–Reston East (Benning Road)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ and toward Largo Town Center (Addison Road) →|
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
- Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980). "Three new Metro stations have a festive first day". The Washington Post. p. D1.
- Aratani, Lori (December 5, 2012). "Metro details Silver Line service changes". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
- Halsey, Ashley (July 26, 2014). "All aboard! Metro's new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
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- Southern Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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