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Metro Unveils New Map With New Station Names, Service Updates

The lengthy name of the U Street Metro station on the Yellow and Green lines is being reworked on a new Metro map.
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The lengthy name of the U Street Metro station on the Yellow and Green lines is being reworked on a new Metro map.

Metro's new transit line map is being unveiled with a few slightly changed station names, and a service upgrade for the Blue line. 

Riders won't notice a big change in the look of the map and that's by design. Riders insist they relate to the iconic display and suggested that the design stay pretty much the same.  Metro riders will see subtle changes to the names of some stations in an effort to reduce clutter on the display.

"What we arrive at was a primary secondary approach, so U Street is shown with U Street being the primary name and then everything that comes after -- African American Civil War Memorial, Cardozo -- is secondary," Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says. One primary name change is alos on the new map: the New York Avenue stop on the Red line will now be primarily known as the NoMa-Gallaudet U station, with New York Avenue as a secondary name.

Also new to the map is the expansion of Blue line rush hour service called 'Rush Plus.' 

"Folks will see more service at 17 stations, more frequent trains, and at several stations you’ll see new one-seat or transfer-free ride opportunities," Stessel says. 

The new maps will begin to appear in stations throughout the system in the next few months.

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