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New York Ave. Metro station becomes NoMa stop

Say good-bye to the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metro station, because it is no more. The station itself isn’t going anywhere, of course, but it’s being renamed. This Red Line stop will now be known as “NoMa-Gallaudet U.”


Metro will officially rename the station at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday morning that is scheduled to include Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton(D) and officials from Metro, Gallaudet University and the board of the NoMa Business Improvement District.

The new name is already showing up on Metro’s site, and signs at the station and throughout the system have also been updated.

The name change was adopted last year by Metro’s board of directors, transforming a station known to most as the “New York Avenue” stop to the official station of NoMa. (The neighborhood to the north of Union Station, which takes its name from being north of Massachusetts Avenue.)

The stop will still have “New York Avenue” listed as a secondary name for a year to help with the transition, according to Metro.

This is just one of the stations with a new name on the new Metro map. The King Street stop will become King Street-Old Town, while the Navy Yard station will be known as Navy Yard-Ballpark. (You may have already seen these new station names on the maps cropping up throughout the system.)

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.


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