Metro Board Approves New Names For Stations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro’s board of directors has agreed to change the names of several rail stations.

Officials on Thursday voted to change the official name of the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U stop to NoMa-Gallaudet U. Other station name modifications include: Navy Yard to Navy Yard-Ballpark; Waterfront-SEU to Waterfront; and King Street to King Street-Old Town.

The new names come as Metro prepares for service changes and the opening of the silver line. The names won’t go into effect until a new Metro map debuts in June.

The board recently adopted a policy to give a primary name for each station that is no longer than 19 characters. The primary names of transfer stations are limited to 13 characters.

Additional names changes could be considered as soon as this spring.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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