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McPherson Square is a side platformed Washington Metro station in Downtown 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 located between McPherson Square and Franklin Square, with two entrances on I Street at Vermont Avenue and 14th Street NW. It is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2013.[1] This is the main station to access the White House, and the Vermont Avenue exit is directly underneath the Department of Veterans Affairs building.

The station opened on July 1, 1977.[2] Its opening coincided with the completion of Expression error: Unrecognised word "km". mi (Expression error: Unexpected < operator. {{{4}}})[3] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[4] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[5]

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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  3. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). Sequence of Metrorail openings. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
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