Gallery Place station
|Location||630 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.|
|Platforms||2 side platforms (upper level)|
1 island platform (lower level)
|Tracks||4 (2 per level)|
|Connections||Metrobus: 70, 74, 79, 80, P6, X2, X9|
|Depth||28 feet (8.5 m) Upper Level|
41 feet (12 m) Lower Level
|Bicycle facilities||Capital Bikeshare|
|Station code||B01 (upper level)|
F01 (lower level)
|Opened||December 15, 1976|
|Previous names||Gallery Place (1976–1986)|
Gallery Place–Chinatown (1986–2011)
Gallery Place is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., United States, on the Green, Red and Yellow Lines. It is a transfer station between the Red Line on the upper level and the Green/Yellow Lines on the lower level.
Gallery Place is located in Northwest Washington, with entrances at 7th and F, 7th and H, and 9th and G Streets. The station's only street elevator is north of F Street on the east side of 7th Street.
The station, which is beneath Capital One Arena, serves that arena and the surrounding Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods in downtown Washington. The station is located very close to Metro Center, such that the lights of one are visible down the tunnel from the other.
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Service began on December 15, 1976, as part of the original Red Line that ran from Farragut North to Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood. The opening of the station was delayed by a court order over lack of handicapped access (it was originally supposed to open with the rest of the first stations on March 27, 1976). WMATA provided assurance that such access would be available by June 1, 1977.
Yellow Line service began on April 30, 1983, extending service to the Pentagon and National Airport stations. An abstract wall sculpture, The Yellow Line by Constance Fleures, was installed in 1989 on the lower-level platform, Green Line service began in 1991, adding service (at the time) to U Street and Anacostia.
Originally named Gallery Place after the nearby National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, the station was renamed Gallery Place–Chinatown in 1986 (although the station's signage was not replaced until 1990). In 2000, a sculpture entitled The Glory of the Chinese Descendants by Foon Sham, was installed over the 7th and H Street entrance at the mezzanine level. The sculpture depicts a large Chinese-style fan above a bowl of rice. The station reverted to its original name, Gallery Place, on November 3, 2011, with "Chinatown" listed as a subtitle.
This station has been a testing ground for new features in Metro stations. In 1993, the station was one of the first Metro stations to receive tactile edging on its platforms. Since 2004, the station has been the site of testing for new signage. As a result, there is far more signage in this station than most others, including lighted signs, as well as signage that isn't found anywhere else in the system. In 2007, red LEDs were tested for the platform edge lights on the upper level. Orange LEDs were tested at the platform edge on the lower level, before being replaced by red LEDs in 2008. In 2017, WMATA added yellow stickers on the platform floors to remind riders where the end of six-car trains stop, to help riders avoid being in the area near the end of the platform behind where the last car of the train stops.
Between January 15 to January 21, 2021, this station was closed because of security concerns due to the 2021 Inauguration.
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Like other downtown transfer stations, Gallery Place has a two-level configuration. However, unlike Metro Center and L'Enfant Plaza, where the platforms cross centrally, the Green and Yellow Line platforms are located near the east end of the station, resulting in an off-balance layout. This is a result of the Green and Yellow Lines' location below 7th Street NW, while the Red Line curves southeast heading towards Judiciary Square and Union Station.
Plans to add a pedestrian tunnel connecting Gallery Place with Metro Center have long been in the works. The "Gallery Place/Chinatown - Metro Center Pedestrian Passageway Tunnel Study" was completed in July 2005.
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← toward Shady Grove (Metro Center)|
|Eastbound||toward Glenmont (Judiciary Square) →|
|B3||Southbound||← toward Branch Avenue (Archives)|
← toward Huntington (Archives)
|Northbound||toward Greenbelt (Mount Vernon Square) →|
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Entrance to the Gallery Place Metro station, along 7th Street at Capital One Arena.
Source: "Gallery Place station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 14th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallery_Place_station.
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- ^ Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (August 1983). Metrorail Station Area Planning: A Metrorail before-and-After Study Report (PDF). p. 50. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
- ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). "Gallery Place-Chinatown Station: The Yellow Line, 1989." Art by Metro Line. Accessed March 9, 2013.
- ^ WMATA. "Gallery Place-Chinatown Station: The Glory of the Chinese Descendants, 2000." Art by Metro Line. Accessed March 9, 2013.
- ^ WMATA. "Station names updated for new map" (Press release). November 3, 2011. Archived from the original on November 5, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
- ^ "Metro's Answer To Station Crowding: Better Signs". WAMU. October 27, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- ^ "Metro announces Inauguration service plans, station closures | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
- ^ WMATA. "Emergency Evacuation Map: Gallery Pl-Chinatown Station; 7th & H Sts Exit." Archived December 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Accessed March 9, 2013.
- ^ Parsons; KPG Design Studio; Basile Baumann Prost; Associates (July 2005). "Gallery Place/Chinatown - Metro Center Pedestrian Passageway Tunnel Study" (PDF). WMATA Office of Planning and Project Development. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Gallery Place Station (Upper Level)
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Gallery Place Station (Lower Level)
- G Street and 9th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- F Street and 7th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- H Street and 7th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
Coordinates: 38°53′56″N 77°01′18″W / 38.89889°N 77.02167°W
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