Southern Avenue station

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Southern Avenue
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg rapid transit station
Southern Avenue platform, facing outbound direction.jpg
Location1141 Southern Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 30S, 32, A2, A32, D12, D13, D14, NH1, P12, P18, P19, W1, W2, W14
Bus transport TheBus: 33, 35, 37
Structure typeOpen-cut
Parking1,980 spaces
Bicycle facilities14 racks, 40 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeF08
OpenedJanuary 13, 2001; 18 years ago (2001-01-13)
Passengers (2016)4,612 daily [1]Decrease 3.7%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Naylor Road Green Line Congress Heights
toward Greenbelt

Southern Avenue is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on January 13, 2001, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for only the Green Line, the station is located on the southern side of Southern Avenue, putting it just outside the District of Columbia, opposite Valley Terrace. Southern Avenue is the first station in Maryland going southeast on the Green Line. Although this station is open-cut, and the next station east (railroad south) (Naylor Road) is elevated, there is an underground section of the Green Line's tracks between these two stations; additionally, the Southern Avenue station descends into a tunnel at its western (railroad northern) end.

Groundbreaking for the final segment of the Green Line occurred on September 23, 1995,[2] and the station opened on January 13, 2001.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of rail southeast of the Anacostia station and the opening of the Branch Avenue, Congress Heights, Naylor Road and Suitland stations.[3]

This station provides service to the National Harbor via Metrobus route NH1 and TheBus route 35.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance, one-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Northbound WMATA Green.svg toward Greenbelt (Congress Heights)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (Naylor Road)


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Fehr, Stephen C. (September 23, 1995), "After 25 years of building, Metro nears finish line", The Washington Post, p. B1
  3. ^ a b Layton, Lyndsey (January 14, 2001), "All Metro doors now open; Five new Green Line stations complete 32-year project, but expansions continue", The Washington Post, p. A1

External links[edit]

Media related to Southern Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°50′27.6″N 76°58′30.3″W / 38.841000°N 76.975083°W / 38.841000; -76.975083