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Fort Totten is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Green, Yellow (Off-Peak), and Red Lines; it is a transfer station between the Green/Yellow Lines and the Red. It is also the last Green Line station in the District of Columbia going northeast.
Fort Totten is located in the middle of Fort Totten Park in Northeast D.C. and is accessed via Galloway Street. Service began on the Red Line (upper) platform on February 6, 1978, and on the Green Line (lower) platform on December 11, 1993. The name comes from a Civil War-era fortification.
The lower-level platform for the Green Line (and the Yellow Line during off-peak times) is unique in that it is built into a hillside, part underground in a rock tunnel, and part at ground level in an open cut. A single-track connection east of the station allows trains to be moved between the Red and Green Lines, and was once used for the Green line Commuter Shortcut service to Farragut North via the Red Line tracks, before the mid-city segment of the Green Line was completed.
Beginning on December 31, 2006 as part of an 18-month trial, Metro extended Yellow Line service to Fort Totten station during non-rush hours and weekends. This service change is to relieve congestion on the mid-city Green Line between Fort Totten and Mount Vernon Square stations.
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