New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Red Line. The station serves Gallaudet University and is located near the intersection of New York Avenue and Florida Avenue in Washington's Northeast quadrant. It is the first in-fill station (a station built on an existing line) in the system. The station opened for service on November 20, 2004.
The station is the first in the Metrorail system to be built with a mix of public and private funds. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the project was budgeted at $90 million. The District contributed $40 million, the federal government $25 million, and a private partnership provided the remaining $25 million. The final cost was $103.7 million. While still under construction in early 2004, the station name was changed from New York Ave to New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U. The station was also paid for by XM Radio, whose headquarters are roughly a block away.
New York Avenue station features a different design than previous Metro stations, with the station canopy constructed of steel rather than concrete. The station is indicative of the lessons learned by Metro over the many years that it has been in operation. For example, there are two elevators here, instead of only one like at the older stations, so if one breaks down, the station can still be served without having to offer a shuttle service from another station.
Metro and Noma Community to Dedicate New Station Name at Event Wednesday Noma-Gallaudet U Is the New Name for the Former New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Station
Jun 12, 2012; WASHINGTON, DC -- The following information was released by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro): WHAT:...