Every day, Metrorail services more than 800,000 passengers in the DC metro area.
57% of DC employees live less than three miles away from a train station.
Set aside up to $300 per month before tax toward the use of public transportation (Metrorail, MARC, VRE, Amtrak, etc.) and save up to 40% on your commute to work. Ask your employer about the pre-tax transportation benefit.
In its first year of service, the DC Streetcar serviced more than 855,000 riders.
The Metrorail system is the third busiest in the United States, serving 91 stations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
At the end of 2019, WMATA’s Metrorail received more than 182 million trips.
Discounts are available for rail-to-bus or bus-to-rail transfer—just use your SmarTrip® card on the bus to access the savings.
Order free Metrorail, VRE and MARC riders’ guides to help plan your trip by rail.
The Metrorail system undergoes scheduled trackwork during off-rush hours and weekends. Stay in the know at WMATA.com.
BLUE/YELLOW LINE CONSTRUCTION
Starting September 10, 2022 until May 2023, Metro will perform major construction to connect the future Potomac Yard Station with the mainline rail system and to rehabilitate the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations. As a result, six stations south of National Airport on the Blue and Yellow Lines will be temporarily closed and free shuttle bus service will be available.
To best handle the modified rail service, commuters should prepare and educate themselves by knowing their transportation options. Download goDCgo’s Rider toolkit to learn about your alternatives.
Get real-time trip planning and departure information, service alerts, and live crowding reports in the palm of your hand. Activate the app using the 5-digit code provided by your building or employer. (If you have an Actionfigure Screen in your lobby providing transportation information, you’ll find the code there.)
Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak – The app provides simple and intuitive access to travel info
The ultimate transport app that uses open data, mobile, and payment technology to make transport sustainable and hassle free.
Real-time Metrorail and Metrobus predictions for planning trips in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
Get real-time predictions for DC Metrorail, Metrobus, Arlington Transit (ART), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, PG County-The Bus, Fairfax CUE, and UMD Shuttle. Keep track of your favorite stations and sort them however you like!
Explore DC Streetcar’s 2.2-mile trolley line along H St NE. This interactive map shows real-time data.
An official WMATA tool, Next Arrivals shows real-time arrival information for both Metrorail and Metrobus.
Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Get accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders.
Compare and combine any transportation mode like the bus, train, taxi, metro, a personal or shared car or bike, motorcycle, or rideshare.
Buy and use tickets and passes for VRE Commuter Rail.
Browse the train schedules, see where stations are located, and get fare information. You can also get alerts from VRE and Twitter, and current train locations.
Receive up to three itineraries for getting to your destination by bus, rail, or both. Available on WMATA’s website.
On January 28, 1962, the original DC streetcar made its final run. In February 2016, DDOT launched the first new streetcar line connecting the H St. NE/Benning Road Corridor to the District. Rides are always FREE.
Read the rider basics on what to do before boarding and while riding DC Streetcar.
Find out when the next streetcar is due to arrive by using the system’s real-time Streetcar Tracker.
Streetcars run approximately every 12 minutes throughout the day.
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METRO RIDING TIPS
WMATA’s transit system is convenient, accessible, and safe for people with disabilities and senior citizens age 65 and older. Learn about accessibility features and how to qualify for reduced fares.