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Can you guess the stations? It's week 3 of whichWMATA!

It's time for the third installment of our weekly "whichWMATA" series! Can you guess which 5 stations these images depict?


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We'll hide the comments so that the early birds don't spoil the fun for the rest of you.

The answers will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck!

Update: The answers are here. Congratulations to everyone who guessed these! We will have more next week.

Matt Johnson has lived in the Washington area since 2007. He has a Master's in Planning from the University of Maryland and a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech. He lives in Greenbelt. Hes a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a contract employee of the Montgomery County Planning Department. His views are his own and do not represent the opinion of his employer. 

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1. L'enfant Plaza
2. Eisenhower Ave
3. King St
4. National Airport
5. Freindship Heights

by Alex B. on Apr 28, 2014 11:09 am • linkreport

1. L'Enfant
2. White Flint
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Tony Goodman on Apr 28, 2014 11:23 am • linkreport

Metro Center
Cheverly
King Street
National Airport
Van-Ness UDC (?)

by Joe in SS on Apr 28, 2014 11:23 am • linkreport

Going for the back-to-back perfectos!

1) Oh boy, underground transfer, but plus-shaped, so not Gallery Place...um, L'Enfant Plaza?
2)Elevated island...and wait, is that an up escalator!? Okay, gonna just guess Cheverly and move on.
3) King Street. Hi there GW Masonic Memorial!
4) National Airport.
5) Friendship Heights

by Justin..... on Apr 28, 2014 11:29 am • linkreport

1: One of the crossing stations downtown. L'Enfant, Gallary Place, Metro Center. Am gonna go with Gallery Place because the ceiling looks newer.
2: Somewhere far out on the Red Line in MD. Not my corner of town.
3: King St. Easy.
4: Reagan. Parking garage in back ground.
5: The mezzanine of Federal Triangle?

by Jasper on Apr 28, 2014 11:43 am • linkreport

I think I actually know two of them.

1. Is that L'Enfant? I admit I've never noticed that particular design in the ceiling.
2. New Carrollton? Total guess.
3. King St.
4. No clue.
5. Friendship Heights

by RDHD on Apr 28, 2014 11:45 am • linkreport

1. Metro Center (could be L'Enfant as well I suppose)
2. Cheverly
3. King Street
4. Reagan National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Skierbum on Apr 28, 2014 11:47 am • linkreport

1) L'Enfant Plaza
2) Eisenhower Ave
3) King St
4) Vienna
5) Mt Vernon Sq

by Kolohe on Apr 28, 2014 11:47 am • linkreport

1 Metro Center
2 Twinbrook
3 King St.
4 Pentagon
5 Friendship Heights

by Anthony Cassillo on Apr 28, 2014 11:57 am • linkreport

Image 5:

Friendship Heights.

by Steve on Apr 28, 2014 11:58 am • linkreport

Metro Center, Cheverly, King Street, National Airport, Friendship Heights

by Mike B on Apr 28, 2014 12:01 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Eisenhower Ave
3. King St
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by arm on Apr 28, 2014 12:07 pm • linkreport

1. Metro Center
2. Eisenhower Ave
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by nevermindtheend on Apr 28, 2014 12:09 pm • linkreport

1 - L'Enfant Plaza
2 - Eisenhower Avenue
3 - King Street
4 - Franconia-Springfield
5 - Friendship Heights

by DCDuck on Apr 28, 2014 12:11 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza (or Metro Center)
2. Somewhere in the suburbs I don't get to
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Bethesda

by rg on Apr 28, 2014 12:12 pm • linkreport

1. L’Enfant Plaza
2. Eisenhower Avenue
3. King Street
4. Ronald Reagan National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Randall M. on Apr 28, 2014 12:18 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Eisenhower Avenue
3. King Street
4. Largo Town Center
5. Friendship Heights

by sklanfer on Apr 28, 2014 12:34 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Cheverly (showing some love for the least-used station in the system, eh?)
3. King Street - Old Town
4. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (which is far too long of a name)
5. Friendship Heights

by Peter K on Apr 28, 2014 12:52 pm • linkreport

1) Metro Center
2) Twinbrook?
3) King Street. The Masonic Memorial is a dead give away
4) Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. I just saw this a few weeks ago.
5) No idea. Wheaton maybe?

by bsl35 on Apr 28, 2014 12:58 pm • linkreport

(1) Metro Center; (2) Cheverly; (3) King Street; (4) National Airport; (5) Friendship Heights

by Jimmy on Apr 28, 2014 12:58 pm • linkreport

1: L'Enfant Plaza (Metro Center's ceiling is a bit different, though I had to look it up)
2: Cheverly (I had to study this one. So this is an outdoor station, with a side platform, so that leaves Arlington Cemetery, Cheverly, Eisenhower Ave., and West Hyattsville. The roof is wrong for Arlington and West Hyattsville, leaving Eisenhower and Cheverly. There's a hint of a structure above the tracks so I'm going to guess Cheverly.
3: King Street
4: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (though they should have these signs at more places)
5: Friendship Heights

by Steven Yates on Apr 28, 2014 1:12 pm • linkreport

1 - Metro Center, GP or L'Enfant, not sure which
2 - Eisenhower Ave, Cheverly or West Hyattsville?
3 - King St
4 - National Airport
5 - Friendship Heights

by Patrick on Apr 28, 2014 1:22 pm • linkreport

1. Metrocenter
2. Eisenhower?
3. Brookland CUA
4. New Carrollton
5. Friendship Heights

by BTA on Apr 28, 2014 1:39 pm • linkreport

1.L'Enfant plaza
2.Eisenhower Avenue
3.King Street
4.Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
5.Friendship heights

by Russell on Apr 28, 2014 1:53 pm • linkreport

Image 1: L'Enfant Plaza. Wedged coffers don't extend all the the way to the cross because of the differences in the curves of the 2 arches, Green Yellow line arch is wider then the Blue Orange arch.

Image 2: Eisenhower Avenue. Only two twin platform stations with gullwing canopies Cheverly has the mezzanine above the platforms Eisenhower Avenue does not.

Image 3: King Street.

Image 4: National Airport. Sheet metal canopy over north half of platform. Oh and we are on the outbound platform looking southwest.

Image 5: Entrance rotunda under the intersection of Wisconsin and Western Avenues to the Friendship Heights station, escalators descend to the north fare collection mezzanine.

by Sand Box John on Apr 28, 2014 2:11 pm • linkreport

Correction:

Image 2: is Cheverly! didn't see the mezzanine above the platform and the escalator descending from same until looking closer to the picture.

by Sand Box John on Apr 28, 2014 2:17 pm • linkreport

#1 Metro Center
#2 Eisenhower Avenue
#3 King Street-Old Town
#4 National Airport
#5 Friendship Heights

by Catherine on Apr 28, 2014 2:35 pm • linkreport

Image 1: L'Enfant Plaza
Image 2: Landover
Image 3: Brookland-CUA
Image 4: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Image 5: Pentagon

by Chris L on Apr 28, 2014 2:46 pm • linkreport

1 -- Metro Center
2 -- Vienna/Fairfax
3 -- Brookland
4 -- National Airport
5 -- Friendship Heights

by Jim on Apr 28, 2014 2:54 pm • linkreport

1) L'Enfant Plaza
2) Cheverly
3) King Street
4) National Airport
5) Friendship Heights

by Transport. on Apr 28, 2014 2:57 pm • linkreport

Look at all these responses! I think you made it too easy this time.

1. L'Enfant. It's an underground transfer station, so it's narrowed down to Metro Center, L'Enfant Plaza, and Gallery Place. Gallery Place is too "off center" for this design. Gut feel is L'Enfant, mostly because I stare at that ceiling far too long, far too often.

2. Cheverly. It's an above ground station with side platforms, so it's narrowed down to Eisenhower, West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza, and Cheverly. Design elements easily eliminate West Hyattsville (roof) and Prince George's Plaza (planters). Based on the wall height and the escalator leading somewhere above the station, I think it's Cheverly.

3. King Street. Masonic National Memorial is in the background, and there's a hint of King Street's unique roof.

4. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The parking structure with that ivy is pretty unique.

5. Pentagon? That's a pretty unique architectural element, but I don't know it. Is the McDonald's sign supposed to be a hint?

by DC Transit Nerd on Apr 28, 2014 3:10 pm • linkreport

1. L'Efant Plaza
2. West Hyattsville
3. Kings Street - Old Town
4. Ronald Reagan National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Michael G on Apr 28, 2014 3:15 pm • linkreport

1. Very tough, but has to be a downtown transfer station. L'Enfant Plaza.
2. Cheverly. The side platforms, the single name on the poles, both suggest it, though I could be wrong.
3. King St. Looking at the Masonic thingy.
4. National Airport.
5. Friendship Heights.

by thesixteenwords on Apr 28, 2014 3:29 pm • linkreport

Metro Center
Greenbelt
King Street
DCA
Rosslyn (?)

by David F-H on Apr 28, 2014 3:31 pm • linkreport

(1) L'Enfant Plaza
(2) Cheverly
(3) King Street-Old Town
(4) Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
(5) Friendship Heights

by Andrew B on Apr 28, 2014 4:10 pm • linkreport

L'Enfant Plaza
Cheverly
King Street
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Friendship Heights

by brooke on Apr 28, 2014 4:11 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza - It's one of the transfer stations but symmetrical so not Gallery Place, and I don't remember hanging security cameras in Metro Center.
2. Cheverly - It's got gull wings, it's not an island platform and you have to use the overpass to get to the parking lot.
3. King Street - The masonic temple in the background.
4. Largo - One of the newer stations and the background doesn't look like NoMa.
5. Friendship Heights

by Steven on Apr 28, 2014 4:22 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Cheverly
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Aaron on Apr 28, 2014 4:31 pm • linkreport

1) Metro center
2) Dunn Loring-Merrifield
3) King Street
4) Huntington
5) Friendship Heights

by KT on Apr 28, 2014 4:35 pm • linkreport

Image 1 - Metro Center
Image 2 - Rhode Island Ave
Image 3 - King Street
Image 4 - Grosvenor
Image 5 - Friendship Heights

by Laura on Apr 28, 2014 4:37 pm • linkreport

Image 1: Metro Center
Image 2: Cheverly
Image 3: King Street
Image 4: National Airport (whatever we want to call it)
Image 5: Friendship Heights

by Aaron Z. on Apr 28, 2014 4:41 pm • linkreport

Image 1: L'Enfant Plaza. Only Metro Center and L'Enfant Plaza have the cross-vault in the middle of both platforms, and only L'Enfant Plaza has this particular design in the very center of the cross-vault.

Image 2: Cheverly. Being an outdoor station with side platforms already narrows it down to a small percentage of stations, and I was able to make the final identification based on the positioning of the escalators and the slight glimpse of the structure above the station.

Image 3: King Street. This was an easy one to guess based on the Masonic Memorial in the background and the design of the canopy.

Image 4: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Among just the outdoor stations, I only recall seeing this sign at the National Airport and King Street stations, and the parking structure on the right side of the photo looks like the one at National Airport. There could be no such structure alongside King Street because it's on an overpass over a road.

Image 5: Friendship Heights. This "common" room is an uncommon setup among metro stations, and the McDonald's sign pointing toward the Mazza Gallerie exit (just off-screen to the right) gives it away.

by Roger on Apr 28, 2014 5:00 pm • linkreport

1)Metro Center
2)Vienna
3)King Street
4)National Airport
5)Friendship Heights

by TomQ on Apr 28, 2014 5:32 pm • linkreport

1) L'Enfant Plaza
2) Cheverly
3) King St
4) National Airport
5) Friendship Heights

by Phil on Apr 28, 2014 5:53 pm • linkreport

1. Metro Center
2. West Hyattsville
3. Brookland CUA
4. NATIONAL Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Jefferson on Apr 28, 2014 6:49 pm • linkreport

1. Metro Center
2. Cheverly
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Ken C on Apr 28, 2014 7:32 pm • linkreport

1: L'Enfant Plaza
2: Fort Totten
3: King Street
4: National Airport
5: Friendship Heights

by aces on Apr 28, 2014 8:01 pm • linkreport

Frankly I don't know any of these (I love the Metro but I don't have to ride it for my commute), except Image 3 is quite clearly King Street; the Masonic Temple is practically right in the middle of the frame.

by ImThat1Guy on Apr 28, 2014 8:23 pm • linkreport

1) l’enfant plaza
2) cheverly
3) king street
4) national airport
5) friendship heights

by nwean on Apr 28, 2014 8:44 pm • linkreport

Metro Center, West Hyattsville, Brookland, National Airport, Union Station

by anonanon on Apr 28, 2014 9:21 pm • linkreport

1. metro center
2. eisenhower avenue
3. king st
4. Rockville
5. Friendship Heights

by nathaniel on Apr 28, 2014 9:30 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza - Obviously, it could only be Gallery Pl, Metro Center, or L'Enfant. It can't be Glry Pl because the mezzanine is right under the junction, and looking at the junctions in the other two, they're similar but distinct designs

2. Cheverly - There are only 5 above ground stations with side platforms. It's definitely not PG Plaza, W. Hyattsville, or A. Cemetery so it has to be either E. Ave or CHeverly. I went with Cheverly since I've been through it quite a few times, unlike the former, and it looked familiar, although you can't see the mezzanine "bridge" in this picture

3. King St - Very easy. The George Mason memorial makes it instantly recognizable

4. Huntington - Educated guess. Obviously above ground, and definitely one I haven't been to (which is only a few on the Orange and Yellow Lines in VA)

5. Friendship Heights - Easiest one for me since I've used this station plenty of times commuting, and I'm pretty sure it's the only one like this. Can be confusing if you don't know where you're going 'cause there's like 5 exits.

by King Terrapin on Apr 28, 2014 10:06 pm • linkreport

Image 1: Metro Center
Image 2: Cheverly
Image 3: King St-Old Town
Image 4: Reagan Washington National Airport
Image 5: Friendship Heights

by Perry on Apr 28, 2014 10:40 pm • linkreport

Image 1: Metro Center

Image 2: Cheverly

Image 3: King St

Image 4: NY Ave - NoMa

Image 5: Friendship Heights

by Mark DeLoatch on Apr 28, 2014 11:40 pm • linkreport

Metro Center
Cheverly
King Street
National Airport
Friendship Heights

by Patrick Kennedy on Apr 29, 2014 12:32 am • linkreport

1. L'enfant
2. Cheverly
3. King St.
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Sarah on Apr 29, 2014 8:19 am • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Cheverly
3. King St
4. Springfield
5. Union Station

by Aaron on Apr 29, 2014 9:53 am • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Cheverly
3. King St-Old Town
4. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by Adam on Apr 29, 2014 9:58 am • linkreport

Metro Center
Cheverly
King Street
National Airport

by Sam on Apr 29, 2014 10:46 am • linkreport

1) L'Enfant Plaza
2) West Hyattsville
3) King Street
4) College Park/UMD
5) Gallery Place/Chinatown

by Bryan Sipho on Apr 29, 2014 12:19 pm • linkreport

#1 is Gallery Place, or Metro Center, or L'enfant Plaza. #3 is King Street or Braddock Road, and #4 is Nat'l Airport.

by Leo on Apr 29, 2014 4:38 pm • linkreport

1. L'Enfant Plaza
2. Cheverly
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Friendship Heights

by LoganDude on Apr 29, 2014 5:38 pm • linkreport

1. Metro Center
2. Rockville
3. King Street
4. National Airport
5. Farragut North???

by Dr Wong on Apr 29, 2014 6:05 pm • linkreport

The only ones I feel at all confident on being confident is image 1 being L'Enfant Plaza and image 3 being Brookland.

by James on Apr 30, 2014 1:53 pm • linkreport

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