Braddock Road station – Wikipedia

Washington Metro station

Braddock Road Station 2.jpg
Location 700 North West Street, Alexandria, Virginia
Coordinates 38°48′50″N 77°03′14″W / 38.81389°N 77.05389°W / 38.81389; -77.05389Coordinates: 38°48′50″N 77°03′14″W / 38.81389°N 77.05389°W / 38.81389; -77.05389
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transportDASH: 30, 31, 34, 103, 104
Bus transportMetrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11C
Bus transportMetroway (northbound only)
Structure type Embankment
Parking 10 spaces (parking meters)
Bicycle facilities 46 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Station code C12
Opened December 17, 1983; 38 years ago (1983-12-17)
Rebuilt 2019
2017 3,969 daily [1]Decrease 13.1%
Braddock Road station is located in Alexandria

Braddock Road station

Location within Alexandria

Braddock Road is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The station was opened on December 17, 1983, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Yellow Lines, the station is located at Braddock Road and West Street.


Originally scheduled to open in summer 1982, its opening was delayed because of both unavailability of new subway cars and the lack of a test track.[2] Construction of the station was complete by summer 1982,[3] and in September 1983 Metro announced the station would open that December as the new cars would be ready for service.[4] The station opened on December 17, 1983.[5] Its opening coincided with the completion of 4.2 miles (6.8 km)[6] of rail between National Airport and Huntington and the opening of the Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington and King Street–Old Town stations.[5]

In 2014, the Metroway Bus Rapid Transit system began service with Braddock Road station serving as the southern terminus.[7]

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 Braddock Road station, would be closed from May to September 2019, during which the platforms at this station would be rebuilt.[8][9]

Panoramic image of the exterior of the station in 2016

Station layout[edit]

Access to the island platform is provided by one pair of escalators and one elevator. West of the platform are the three tracks of the RF&P Subdivision, which carry Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express trains, while east of the platform are bus bays serving DASH and Metrobus and a small metered parking lot.

Platform level
Track 3                Fredericksburg Line, Manassas Line, Amtrak services do not stop here →
Track 2                Fredericksburg Line, Manassas Line, Amtrak services do not stop here →
Track 1                Fredericksburg Line, Manassas Line, Amtrak services do not stop here →
Southbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Franconia–Springfield (King Street–Old Town)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Huntington (King Street–Old Town)
Island platform
Northbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Largo Town Center (National Airport)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Greenbelt (National Airport)
(future: Potomac Yard)
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses, parking, fare control, ticket machines, station agent


  1. ^ “Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings” (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (January 30, 1981). “Status of future Metro openings”. The Washington Post. p. C5.
  3. ^ Battiata, Mary (September 22, 1982). “Alexandria angered by delays in opening of subway”. The Washington Post. p. VA1.
  4. ^ Lynton, Stephen J. (September 21, 1983). “Metro panel approves plan for December Yellow Line opening”. The Washington Post. p. C4.
  5. ^ a b Burgess, John (December 20, 1983). “Yellow Line trains run smoothly as new stations get first test”. The Washington Post. p. C3.
  6. ^ “Sequence of Metrorail openings” (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ “Metroway premium transit service starting this summer”. WMATA. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  8. ^ “Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions”. Washington Post. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  9. ^ “Metro plans ‘summer shutdown’ on Blue, Yellow lines next year”. WTOP. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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