The Washington Times - November 3, 2011, 01:58PM

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
Seat Pleasant

— Archives
Navy Meml-Penn Quarter

— Dunn Loring

— Gallery Place

— Mt. Vernon Sq
7th Street-Convention Center

— U Street
African Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

— Vienna

— West Falls Church

— Woodley Park
Zoo/Adams Morgan