Capitol Heights station

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Capitol Heights
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
Capitol Heights Station.jpg
Location133 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 96, 97, A12, F14, V2, V4, X9
Bus transport TheBus: 24, 25
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Parking372 spaces
Bicycle facilities5 racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeG02
History
OpenedNovember 22, 1980; 38 years ago (1980-11-22)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,965 daily [1]Increase 10.21%
Services
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Benning Road Blue Line Addison Road
Benning Road Silver Line
Capitol Heights station entrance pylon.jpg

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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] Silver Line service at Capitol Heights began on July 26, 2014.[4]

The Capitol Heights in the movie The Jackal[edit]

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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Westbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Franconia–Springfield (Benning Road)
WMATA Silver.svg toward Wiehle–Reston East (Benning Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound WMATA Blue.svg and WMATA Silver.svg toward Largo Town Center (Addison Road)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Cooke, Janet (November 23, 1980). "Three new Metro stations have a festive first day". The Washington Post. p. D1.
  3. ^ Aratani, Lori (December 5, 2012). "Metro details Silver Line service changes". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  4. ^ 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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Coordinates: 38°53′21.3″N 76°54′47.4″W / 38.889250°N 76.913167°W / 38.889250; -76.913167