U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Washington Metro)

U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Washington Metro)

Infobox Station
name = U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

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address = 1240 U Street, Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20009
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platform = 1 island platform
tracks = 2
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opened = May 11, 1991
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ADA = Yes
code = E03
owned = Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
former = U Street-Cardozo (1991-1999)
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U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Green Line. It is also served by the Yellow Line during off-peak times.

The station is located in northwest Washington and serves the U Street neighborhood; nearby attractions include the Lincoln Theatre, the historic restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl, and several nightclubs, including The Black Cat and . The station is approximately five blocks east of the neighborhood of Adams Morgan.

The station is single-platform with entrances at opposite ends, both on U Street at 10th and 13th Streets. "Cardozo" was added to the name just before opening, and refers to the nearby Cardozo High School. "African-Amer Civil War Memorial" was added in 1999 when the African American Civil War Memorial was completed at U Street and Vermont Ave NW. Service at the station began on May 11, 1991. With this designation, this station has the longest name in the Metro system, at 44 characters; the shortest station name is Takoma.

Trains originally serviced this station as Yellow Line trains until Green Line service was formally introduced later that year. [ [http://world.nycsubway.org/us/washdc/ world.nycsubway.org/United States/Washington, D.C ] ] Yellow Line service resumed in late 2006 as part of an 18-month experiment to extend that line to Fort Totten station during non-rush hours and weekends.

On June 10, 2001, Metro Transit Police Officer Marlon C. Morales was killed in the line of duty at this station, while intervening in a fare dispute. A plaque exists outside the 13th Street entrance in his honor. [ [http://www.wmata.com/about/MET_NEWS/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=523 Metro press release: Metro Transit Police to Honor Officer Marlon Morales With a Special Plaque at the U Street-African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metrorail Station ] ]

Notable places nearby

* African American Civil War Memorial
* Ben's Chili Bowl
* The Black Cat
* Lincoln Theatre
* Meridian Hill Park

Bus routes


* 66
* 90, 92, 93
* 96
* 98
* X3


External links

* WMATA: [http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/Stations/station.cfm?station=73 U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station]
* StationMasters Online: [http://www.stationmasters.com/System_Map/USTCARDO/ustcardo.html U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station]
* The Schumin Web Transit Center: [http://transit.schuminweb.com/rail/washington/green-line.asp?station=E03 U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station]
* Maps and aerial photos
* (coord|38.916796|-77.025967|region:US_type:railwaystation_scale:5000 [ [http://wikimapia.org/#lat=38.916796&lon=-77.025967&z=17&l=0&m=h&v=2 WikiMapia] ] ) 10th Street entrance
* (coord|38.91683|-77.029103|region:US_type:railwaystation_scale:5000 [ [http://wikimapia.org/#lat=38.91683&lon=-77.029103&z=17&l=0&m=h&v=2 WikiMapia] ] ) 13th Street entrance

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