Foggy Bottom station to add ‘Kennedy Center’ to its name

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A new Metrorail map will be released Sunday and will include the new addition to the station’s name.

The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station will officially add “Kennedy Center” to its name beginning Sunday.

The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission tweeted that a new Metrorail map will be released June 25 and will include the new addition to the station’s name.

Eve Zhurbinskiy, an ANC commissioner, said the Kennedy Center wanted to add its name to the station after it was concerned that tourists could not find the building.

“This will help tourists navigate the city,” Zhurbinskiy said.

She added that the Kennedy Center paid to attach its name to the Foggy Bottom station, the closest Metro station to the theatre.

Last year, a Metro committee and board approved the lengthening of the name of Foggy Bottom’s station and adding “National Mall” to the the Smithsonian station’s name, DCist reported.

A Metro survey found that 26 percent of responders supported the addition to the Foggy Bottom station, while 54 percent favored the Smithsonian change, according to NBC Washington.

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