Eisenhower Avenue station
|Location||2400 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| Metrobus: NH2 |
Richmond Highway Express
|Bicycle facilities||10 racks, 6 lockers|
|Opened||December 17, 1983|
Eisenhower Avenue is a rapid transit station on the Yellow Line of the Washington Metro in Alexandria, Virginia. It opened on December 17, 1983.
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The station is located at Eisenhower Avenue near Stovall Street, next to the Capital Beltway and the Hoffman Town Center entertainment complex. The station provides connections to Metro's REX (Richmond Highway Express) bus service and the DASH bus service run by the city of Alexandria.
Notable places nearby
- Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse
- American Trucking Association
- Capital Beltway
- National Science Foundation
- Strayer University (Alexandria Campus)
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Originally scheduled to open in summer 1982, its opening was delayed due to both unavailability of new subway cars and the lack of a test track. Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982, and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service. The station opened on December 17, 1983. Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km) of rail between the National Airport and Huntington stations and the opening of the Braddock Road, Huntington, and King Street–Old Town stations.
In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system. The Blue and Yellow Lines south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station, including the Eisenhower Avenue station, would be closed from May to September 2019, during which the platforms at this station would be rebuilt.
From March 26, 2020 until June 28, 2020, this station was closed due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Between September 10, 2022 and November 5, 2022, Eisenhower Avenue was closed due to the Potomac Yard station tie-in, closing all stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station. Shuttle buses were provided throughout the shutdown. Additionally, beginning on November 6, 2022, Blue Line trains began serving Eisenhower Avenue due to the suspension of the Yellow Line from the 14th Street Bridge project. Trains operated between Huntington and New Carrollton stations.
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Eisenhower Avenue station is one of only two elevated side-platformed stations in the Metro system, with the other being West Hyattsville. Access to each platform is provided by a pair of escalators and an elevator. It is also one of only two stations that are serviced exclusively by the Yellow Line, the other being Huntington.
|Southbound||← toward Huntington (Terminus)|
|Northbound||toward New Carrollton (King Street–Old Town) →|
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses, fare control, ticket machines, station agent|
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Source: "Eisenhower Avenue station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 17th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenhower_Avenue_station.
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Blue Line (Washington Metro)
Orange Line (Washington Metro)
Yellow Line (Washington Metro)
West Falls Church station
Federal Triangle station
King Street–Old Town station
Huntington station (Washington Metro)
Braddock Road station
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station
Minnesota Avenue station
New Carrollton station
Van Dorn Street station
- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
- ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). "Status of future Metro openings". The Washington Post. p. C5.
- ^ Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). "Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway". The Washington Post. p. VA1.
- ^ Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). "Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening". The Washington Post. p. C4.
- ^ a b Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). "Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test". The Washington Post. p. C3.
- ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- ^ "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". Washington Post. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
- ^ "Metro plans 'summer shutdown' on Blue, Yellow lines next year". WTOP. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
- ^ "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 travel alternatives for major Blue and Yellow Line construction this fall | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
- ^ "Major Blue and Yellow Line Construction | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved September 10, 2022.
- Media related to Eisenhower Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Eisenhower Avenue Station
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Coordinates: 38°48′01″N 77°04′16″W / 38.800383°N 77.07109°W
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