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Branch Avenue station

Branch Avenue
Location 4704 Old Soper Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s) Green Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: C11, C12, C13, C14, K12
TheBus: 30
Construction
Structure type Open-cut
Parking 3,072 spaces
Bicycle facilities 10 racks, 24 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code F11
History
Opened January 13, 2001 (2001-01-13)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 6,457 daily [1] 2.24%
Services
Preceding station   Washington Metro   Following station
Terminus Green Line
toward Greenbelt

Branch Avenue is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Suitland, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on January 13, 2001, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station presently serves as the southeastern terminus for the Green Line, with the Branch Avenue rail yard lying just beyond this station. The station is located near the intersection of Auth Road and Old Soper Road.

Constructed adjacent to the station is a 37-acre (15 ha) rail yard with the capacity to store 116 cars.[2]

This is also the station closest to Andrews Air Force Base.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Station layout 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Plans for a station as the southeastern terminus of the Green Line initially appeared in the original 1968 route map.[3] However, by 1978 the



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