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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Metro debuts new map and service changes

Metro’s new map makes it debut Monday with a few new station names and details showing how the split of the Blue Line will work, starting this summer.

The transit agency hired New York designer Lance Wyman, who led the effort to make the original Metro map, to redo its iconic map. Metro’s board spent many of its meetings this fall debating name changes to stations but ultimately only changed a few.

The board adopted a policy to have a primary, shorter, more recognizable name on the first line with a smaller, secondary name below.

The changes hit a few stations.

New York Avenue station will keep its name for a year and then become NoMa-Gallaudet U. The new name for King Street will include Old Town in its primary name. At the Navy Yard stop, the station will be called Navy Yard-Ballpark.

The changes to the Blue Line, which Metro is calling “Rush+,” will start June 18. Seventeen stations will see more frequent service with six additional trains every hour during rush hours, Metro officials said. The service changes will also help make way for trains coming to the new Silver Line.

The changes are reflected on Metro’s new map. The new maps will begin to be rolled out in the coming months, Metro officials said.

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