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The marker for the New York Ave Metro station now bears its new name: NoMa. 
Armando Trull
The marker for the New York Ave Metro station now bears its new name: NoMa. 

Metro riders who notice the new Metrorail map and ride the Red line will recognize a familiar station, with a new name. The New York Ave.-Florida Ave.-Gallaudet U station is now called NoMa-Galladet U, in response to the growing community north of Massachusetts Avenue NW.

The change is just one of several implemented by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) this year to improve the Metro map.

The up-and-coming neighborhood near the old New York Avenue station, commonly referred to as NoMa, reaches from north of Massachusetts Avenue to R Street NW and between 1st Street NW and 4th Street NE. NoMa as a neighborhood didn't exist until 2007.  Since then, it has seen billions of dollars in investments and several new shops and businesses have opened in the area.

A similar narrative of community growth and development is behind other stations that have also acquired new names, such as Navy Yard-Ballpark (formerly just Navy Yard) and King Street-Old Town (former King Street). The Waterfront station on the Green line lost the "SEU" label it used to have noting Southeastern University of D.C., which has closed. Other stations will have an "H" placed after their names to indicate a hospital in the station's vicinity.

"New York Ave" will be shown as a secondary name for one year to assist customers during the transition, according to a WMATA statement.

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