Metro’s board of directors on Thursday approved several recommendations for station name modifications, in preparation for service changes next year.
In accordance with board-adopted guidelines limiting primary station names to 19 characters (13 characters for transfer stations), the board approved the following for the June 2012 map:
— Navy Yard becomes Navy Yard-Ballpark.
— King Street becomes King St-Old Town
— Waterfront-SEU will drop SEU, because the university no longer exists
— Forest Glen will be shown on the map with the universal “H” symbol to indicate the location of Holy Cross Hospital.
— Foggy Bottom and Medical Center will also be shown with “H” symbols reflecting proximity of hospitals.
— New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U will be renamed “NoMa-Gallaudet U.” “New York Ave” will be shown as a secondary name for one-year to assist customers during the transition.
The board also exempted three station names from the primary/secondary application that exceed the 19-character limit because customers have strong familiarity with the existing names: Grosvenor-Strathmore, Georgia Ave-Petworth and Franconia-Springfield. Also, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport remains unchanged.
The new map will include primary and secondary names for stations exceeding the 19-character limit, including:
— Addison Road
Navy Meml-Penn Quarter
— Dunn Loring
— Gallery Place
— Mt. Vernon Sq
7th Street-Convention Center
— U Street
African Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
— West Falls Church
— Woodley Park