|Location||701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| Metrobus: 16C, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 70, 74, 79, A9, P6|
MTA Maryland Commuter Bus: 610, 640, 650, 705, 810, 820, 830, 840
|Bicycle facilities||Capital Bikeshare|
|Opened||April 30, 1983|
|Previous names||Archives–Navy Memorial (1983-2004)|
Archives–Navy Memorial–Penn Quarter (2004-2011)
Archives is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Green and Yellow Lines.
The station is located in Northwest Washington at 7th Street between Pennsylvania and Indiana Avenues, and it is very close to Gallery Place station, so close that the lights of one station can be seen down the tunnel from the other. It takes its name from the nearby National Archives. Its subtitle is derived from the U.S. Navy Memorial and the Penn Quarter neighborhood in which the station is located. It is a popular stop for tourists, with easy access to the northern side of the National Mall.
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Service began on April 30, 1983. Its opening coincided with the completion of 3.3 miles (5.3 km) of rail south of Gallery Place to L'Enfant Plaza and across a bridge over the Potomac River to the Pentagon station.
The station was originally named Archives–Navy Memorial. In 2004, it was renamed Archives–Navy Memorial–Penn Quarter, in recognition of the nearby Penn Quarter neighborhood. "Navy Memorial" and "Penn Quarter" were moved to a new subtitle, leaving "Archives" as the main name, on November 3, 2011. New signage was installed accordingly in 2005, following the 2004 renaming, and in late-spring 2012, following the late-2011 second renaming.
There is a provision for a future second mezzanine at the south end of the station, with a knock-out panel visible on the station's south wall.
From March 26, 2020, until June 28, 2020, this station was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Between January 15 to January 21, 2021, this station was closed because of security concerns due to the 2020 Inauguration.
From October 12, 2021, to October 14, 2021, Blue Line Trains temporarily served this station due to a Blue Line Train derailment near the Pentagon Station.
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The station has an island platform accessed from the corner of Indiana Avenue and Seventh Street, NW.
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare gates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Southbound||← toward Branch Avenue (L'Enfant Plaza)|
← toward Huntington (L'Enfant Plaza)
|Northbound||toward Greenbelt (Gallery Place) →|
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Notable places nearby
- Department of Justice
- Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
- Federal Trade Commission
- Ford's Theatre
- Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
- J. Edgar Hoover Building (headquarters of the FBI)
- National Archives
- National Gallery of Art
- National Mall
- National Museum of Natural History
- Temperance Fountain
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Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Federal Trade Commission
Grand Army of the Republic
J. Edgar Hoover Building
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Archives and Records Administration
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of Natural History
Temperance Fountain (Washington, D.C.)
In popular culture
In 2004, the station was referenced in the Disney film National Treasure. The station entrance was also featured in the 2007 film Breach.
Source: "Archives station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 10th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archives_station.
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Blue Line (Washington Metro)
Red Line (Washington Metro)
Yellow Line (Washington Metro)
Gallery Place station
Dunn Loring station
West Falls Church station
Virginia Square–GMU station
Farragut West station
Federal Triangle station
Eisenhower Avenue station
Arlington Cemetery station
Mount Vernon Square station
Federal Center SW station
Capitol South station
Navy Yard–Ballpark station
- ^ a b "Three Metro stations get new names" (Press release). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. January 22, 2004. Archived from the original on February 13, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 10, 2023.
- ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- ^ "Station names updated for new map" (Press release). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. November 3, 2011. Archived from the original on July 24, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- ^ "Special Covid-19 System Map" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
- ^ "Metrorail stations closed due to COVID-19 pandemic". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. March 23, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
- ^ "Metro to reopen 15 stations, reallocate bus service to address crowding, starting Sunday | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
- ^ "Metro announces Inauguration service plans, station closures | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
- Media related to Archives (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Archives Station
- Pennsylvania Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
Coordinates: 38°53′37″N 77°01′20″W / 38.893730°N 77.022218°W
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