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Friendship Heights is a Washington Metro station on the western half of the Red Line. It straddles the border of Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland at the 5400 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW; two of the five exits sit on the Maryland side of Western Avenue whereas the other three exit into the District.
The station also serves as a bus depot linking Montgomery County Transit's Ride-On bus system with the Washington Metro. It is directly adjacent to the Western Division Metrobus garage on 44th Street and Harrison Street, NW.
Service to Friendship Heights began on August 25, 1984 when the Red Line inaugurated service to Grosvenor.
At the Western Avenue entrance, four separate street entrances come together in a common room, allowing riders to access a set of three escalators that go to the platform. One street entrance is located at the former Hecht's. One entrance is located at a side entrance of Mazza Gallerie and Western Avenue. Another entrance offers direct access to Chevy Chase Pavilion. The last entrance offers access to Wisconsin Avenue. A second entrance, at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Jenifer Street NW, is elevator-only, with four elevators servicing the station's south mezzanine.
Notable places nearby Edit
- GEICO Headquarters
- Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
- Mazza Gallerie, Chevy Chase Pavilion, and other shopping centers
- WMAL, WRQX, and WJZW radio stations; Fox WTTG-TV
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