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Eastern Market is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2013.[1] The station is located in Southeast Washington at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. It is named after the nearby Eastern Market, a historic Washington, D.C. public marketplace.


Originally, the station was to be named Marine Barracks, after the Washington Marine Barracks located a few blocks south of the station on 8th Street.[2] However after lobbying from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, the name was changed to Eastern Market.[2] The station opened on July 1, 1977.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of Expression error: Unrecognised word "km". mi (Expression error: Unexpected < operator. {{{4}}})[4] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[5] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[6]

Notable places nearby Edit

Previous station Washington Metro Next station
  Blue Line  
toward Vienna
  Orange Line  
toward Route 772
  Silver Line (planned)  

References Edit

  1. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (2010). Dulles Metrorail Project Overview. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
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  4. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). Sequence of Metrorail openings. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
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