Potomac Avenue station
|Location||700 14th Street, SE, Washington, D.C.|
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| Metrobus: 32, 34, 36, 39, B2, M6, V1, V4 |
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
|Bicycle facilities||Capital Bikeshare and 4 racks|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
Potomac Avenue is an island-platformed Washington Metro station bordering the Barney Circle, Capitol Hill and Hill East neighborhoods of Southeast Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station currently provides service for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The station serves a dense residential area of Southeast Washington around Potomac Avenue and is located at 14th and G Streets.
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The station's opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978. Silver Line service at Potomac Avenue began on July 26, 2014.
On February 1, 2023, 64-year-old transit worker Robert Cunningham was killed and three others were injured in an incident involving a gunman. The attacker started an altercation on a bus, followed a passenger off and shot him in the legs, then went down to the station and shot another person in the before he confronted a woman. A transit worker tried to protect the woman and was shot. The attacker, Isaiah Trotman, was taken into custody and hospitalized. According to police records and his lawyer, Trotman has a criminal history and struggles with mental illness. Trotman was enrolled in a behavioral program but had not been seen for over a week prior to the shooting. He had been charged with several drug-related crimes in Pennsylvania in April 2022 and was awaiting sentencing after a plea deal.
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare gates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← toward Franconia–Springfield (Eastern Market)|
← toward Ashburn (Eastern Market)
← toward Vienna (Eastern Market)
|Eastbound|| toward Downtown Largo (Stadium–Armory) → |
toward New Carrollton (Stadium–Armory) →
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Notable places nearby
- Congressional Cemetery, 3 blocks northeast on Potomac Avenue
Source: "Potomac Avenue station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 14th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potomac_Avenue_station.
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Foggy Bottom–GWU station
Blue Line (Washington Metro)
Farragut West station
McPherson Square station
Federal Triangle station
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station
Arlington Cemetery station
Federal Center SW station
Capitol South station
Eastern Market station
Benning Road station
Capitol Heights station
Minnesota Avenue station
- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
- ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
- ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
- ^ Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
- ^ Halsey III, Ashley; Aratani, Lori; Duggan, Paul (July 28, 2014). "All aboard! Metro's new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
- ^ Segraves, Mark (February 2, 2023). "Suspect in Deadly Metro Shooting Rampage Has History of Mental Illness". NBC4 Washington. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
- Media related to Potomac Avenue (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Potomac Ave Station
- 14th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
Coordinates: 38°52′51″N 76°59′6.7″W / 38.88083°N 76.985194°W
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