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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 1:40 p.m.

Metro board approves handful of station name changes

Foggy Bottom, GWU, metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station is one of several Metro stations that will receive minor name changes next year. File photo

Metro’s board of directors approved changing four station names Thursday and adding “H” symbols on maps for stops near hospitals.

An “H” symbol will be added to locations including the Foggy Bottom Metro station, next to GW Hospital, according to a release. Revised Metro maps  are expected to roll out in June.

The city submitted recommendations to revise four station names last month.

Green Line stop “Waterfront – SEU” will abandon the “SEU” portion of its name, as Southeastern University shuttered in 2009. “Navy Yard” will change to  “Navy Yard – Ballpark” after Nationals Park.

“New York Ave. – Florida Ave. – Gallaudet U.” will turn into “NoMa-Gallaudet U.,” but the stop will show “New York Ave.” as a secondary name to provide riders a yearlong transition period.

“King Street” on the Yellow and Blue lines will become “King St-Old Town.”

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