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Encyclopedia > King Street (Washington Metro)
King Street
Station statistics
Address 1900 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22301
Lines Blue Line, Yellow Line
Other service The Alexandia Union Station is across the street from Metro Station; transfers can be made to VREX and Amtrak
Tracks two
Parking 30 spaces (parking meters)
Bicycle facilities 34 racks and 20 lockers
Other information
Opened December 17, 1983
Accessible
Code C13
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Services
Previous station   Washington Metro   Next station
toward Franconia-Springfield
  Blue  
toward Huntington
  Yellow  
King Street station entrance pylon.
King Street station entrance pylon.

King Street is a Washington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia on the Blue and Yellow Lines. It is the first transfer station for the Blue and Yellow lines, as the two lines converge just south of the station. During inclement weather, Crystal City is commonly used as an unofficial transfer point, being the southernmost underground station common to both lines. King Street was originally served only by the Yellow Line, until the Blue Line was extended from National Airport to Van Dorn Street in 1991. The station entrance pylon on the street still reflects this period of Yellow-only service, lacking a blue stripe. Image File history File links Metro_logo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 716 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A Breda rehab arrives at King Street station in Alexandria, Virginia. ... Alexandria Union Station is a historic train station in Alexandria, Virginia south of Washington, D.C. To avoid confusion with nearby Washington Union Station it is usually referred to locally as simply Alexandria Station. ... The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter railroad service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Broad Run Airport in Bristow, Virginia. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Jackson Graham Building, where Metro headquarters is located. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... A train arrives at Van Dorn Street. ... Platform of Franconia-Springfield station. ... The Blue Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Franconia_Springfield to Largo Town Center. ... Braddock Road station at night. ... A train waits for passengers at Largo Town Center station. ... Eisenhower Avenue station. ... Platform at Huntington. ... The Yellow Line of the Washington Metro consists of twelve subway stations from Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. ... Braddock Road station at night. ... An outbound train arrives on Fort Totten stations lower level. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (563 × 750 pixel, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Station entrance pylon at King Street station, photographed by Ben Schumin, April 23, 2004. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (563 × 750 pixel, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Station entrance pylon at King Street station, photographed by Ben Schumin, April 23, 2004. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia Founded 1718 Mayor William D. Euille Area    - City 39. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The Blue Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Franconia_Springfield to Largo Town Center. ... The Yellow Line of the Washington Metro consists of twelve subway stations from Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. ... Crystal City is a Washington Metro station in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (formerly National Airport) is a Washington Metro station in Arlington, Virginia on the Blue and Yellow Lines. ... A train arrives at Van Dorn Street. ...


The station is located at King Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Entrances to the station are located on King Street and on the Diagonal Road side of the station. The station is above ground, and utilizes a center platform, which includes detectable warning strips to aid passengers who are blind or visually impaired. Access to the platform is provided by one pair of escalators, one staircase and one elevator. Service began on December 17, 1983. King Street is a major road in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, and the heart of Old Town Alexandria. ... Truncated dome tiles along the platform edge at the King Street Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia. ... Blindness can be defined physiologically as the condition of lacking sight. ... Escalators at Westminster tube station, London An escalator is a conveyor transport device to transport people, consisting of a staircase whose steps move up or down on tracks which keep the surfaces of the individual steps horizontal. ... Stairs, staircase, stairway, flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... A set of lifts in the lower level of a London Underground station. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


An expansion to the station has been completed, which adds a second entrance and mezzanine across Commonwealth Avenue from the existing mezzanine, with the new entrance located on Cameron Street, across from the nearby Hilton hotel. The expansion also includes a new canopy over the north end of the platform, designed to match the original canopy. [1] The two canopies do not connect in order to preserve the view of the George Washington Masonic Memorial from Old Town.


Transit connections

The station is adjacent to Alexandria Union Station, together with which it serves Old Town Alexandria and as a transit hub for the city as a whole. Both Metrobus and DASH provide service to the station. A free weekend shuttle bus service, called DASH About, provides direct access to Old Town and the Waterfront, making many stops along King Street. Car sharing is also available. The station is about 12 blocks (one mile) from the intersection of King and Washington Streets; it is about 17 blocks from the Waterfront. Alexandria Union Station is a historic train station in Alexandria, Virginia south of Washington, D.C. To avoid confusion with nearby Washington Union Station it is usually referred to locally as simply Alexandria Station. ... A Flxible Metro-D operates on Metrobus route 66. ... Driving Alexandrians Safely Home (DASH) is the public bus system for the city of Alexandria, Virginia, operated by the Alexandria Transit Company. ... Car sharing is a system where a fleet of cars (or other vehicles) is owned by a company or cooperative, which are available for use by members of the car share. ...


Notable places nearby

George Washington Masonic National Memorial George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a masonic lodge and memorial dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America and a Mason. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... Regent University is a U.S. Christian university with its main campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia and a satellite campus in Alexandria, Virginia. ...

External links

  • WMATA: King Street Station
  • StationMasters Online: King Street Station
  • The Schumin Web Transit Center: King Street Station

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