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Mount Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center (formerly Mount Vernon Square-UDC) is a Washington Metro station in Washington, DC on the Green and Yellow Lines. Yellow Line trains terminate service here, and reverse direction using a pocket track just north of the station. Since December 31, 2006, Metro has been running off-peak and weekend Yellow Line trains north to Fort Totten as part of an experiment to determine ridership.

The station is located in Northwest Washington at 7th and M Streets. It takes its name from the nearby Mount Vernon Square, its location along 7th Street, NW, and the fact that the station's entrance lies adjacent to the Washington Convention Center. It is also near some facilities of the University of the District of Columbia, giving it the former UDC portion of its name. The station's name was originally intended to be "Federal City College". Service began on May 11, 1991. The station was renovated in 2003 to coincide with the opening of the Washington Convention Center. The renovation included additional faregates and a new street entrance.

On January 7, 2007, a the fifth car of a six-car train derailed in the tunnel south of the station, sending twenty people to the hospital for minor injuries and significantly damaging a rail car.[1][2]

References Edit

  1. Karush, Sarah. "20 Hurt After D.C. Subway Train Derails", The Washington Post, January 7, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-08.
  2. "Train passenger: 'I felt a very violent impact'", CNN, January 7, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-08.

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