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The Green Line was the final section of the original Washington Metro to open with trains not running until December 1991. While planning for the Green Line began at the same time as the rest of the system it was decided in 1977 to develop the route last. This decision sparked much controversy because the Green Line runs through areas of the city which are the poorest and most transit dependent.
Legal and funding issues dogged construction of the line. Station locations were also subject to much controversy and the ultimate route changed often. The northern section was to run in the median of the North Central Freeway but had to be changed when the freeway was canceled.
The Green Line shares its route through central D.C. with the Yellow Line. The first section ran from U St to Anacostia. Due to controversy over the route from U St to Fort Totten a small section of the Green Line from Fort Totten to Greenbelt opened first in 1993 with no physical connection to the other section of Green Line.
While the final section of subway from U St to Fort Totten was under construction some Green Line trains ran along the Red Line from West Hyattsville to Farragut North using a single non-revenue track connecting each line. In 1999 the connection between U St and Fort Totten was finally opened. In 2001 the Green Line was extended south to Branch Ave, thus completing the originally planned system 25 years after the first section was opened and 46 years after planning began.
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