Subway Posters

WMATA Yellow Line Metro Poster


The Yellow Line was the fourth service of the Washington Metro to open and is today the shortest. Opened in 1983 connecting National Airport to Gallery Place the route acts as a bypass around downtown Arlington.

The route of the Yellow Line has deviated from the original planned route more than any other line. In December of 1983 the line was extended south to Huntington but was originally to run out to Franconia-Springfield (which didn’t open until 1997). A shortage of train cars caused this switch because the Yellow Line required fewer cars than the Blue Line which was routed out to Franconia-Springfield instead.
The Yellow Line was extended north to U St in 1991 but the final extension to Greenbelt was delayed because the original alignment along the median of the North Central Freeway was changed when that freeway was canceled. A new subway connection from U St to Fort Totten, the route subject to much controversy, was eventually opened in 1999 for Green Line service and in 2006 the Yellow Line was extended to Fort Totten.
Today the Yellow Line shares most of its route through Virginia with the Blue Line and all of its route through D.C. with the Green Line.

Printed on Satin finish 80# cover stock – 220 GSM. Made in the USA! Standard production time is 5 Days. Please add more time for shipping.


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18” x 24”, 24” x 36”

Production Time

5 Days, 3 Days, 2 Days, 1 Day


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