This report is Volume I of a three volume study analyzing access to and from Metrorail stations in the District of Columbia. It covers the Capitol East, the Upper Northeast and Far Northeast stations. These stations are part of the Blue Line, Red Line and Orange Line, respectively of the regional Metrorail system. Although some of these stations are currently in operation, this study does not concentrate on existing conditions since changes will occur as more segments of the system are opened. Rather, the report attempts to focus on long range conditions in the year 1990 and beyond, the time period to which available patronage projections are pegged, and by which time the entire Metrorail system should be completed. It should be noted that patronage projections contained herein assume a 100-mile regional rail system and are predicated on a specific fare structure. Changes to either of these will affect patronage to all stations. The report is divided into 11 sections, one for each station discussed in this volume. Station facilities are described and analyzed for each of the 11 to assess the ability of these facilities to handle projected partronage. Types of facilities looked at include station entrances, the number of bus bays and shelters, park-and-ride and kiss-and-ride areas, pedestrian linkages, and the availability of bicycle racks and lockers. The access pathways to the stations are analyzed to determine their ability to function as conduits to the station. The street system around each station is analysed to assess its capability of handling additional automobile and bus traffic. Bus routes are studied to ensure sufficient station area service. Possible pedestrial links are investigated to make certain walk access is provided. Existing and proposed bicycle routes are examined to determine the feasibility of connecting them to Metro stations. In addition, existing land use and development potential are examined in an effort to assess the impact of these factors on station patronage and access. Finally, access issues and problems are identified, and, where feasible, recommendations made for improvements. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    District of Columbia, Government

    Office of Planning and Development, 1350 E Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM