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Metro Center Metro Station

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Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • Ulisse
    "Please stand to right on escalators so people can pass."(8 Tips)
    nichole b.
    "The orange line gets crowded after 7 am"(4 Tips)
    Evan G.
    "Walk fast during rush hour, even if you're not in a hurry."(5 Tips)
    Andrew L.
    "Red line train in the car"(2 Tips)
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  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellDecember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the correct stairway or you'll be on that wrong side of the track.
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethNovember 20, 2016
    Sometimes trains go here...
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FaganSeptember 27, 2015
    Please examine the rail before you put your hand on it. People wipe their huge boogers on them and you don't want to put your hand in that.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Red up blue/orange/silver down.
  • Maria J.
    Maria JamesOctober 11, 2013
    At 9 pm the crowd is mixed. The trains seem to run between 6-12 mins apart.
  • Linz J.
    Linz JaxJune 13, 2013
    If there is a group of people behind you don't stop the second you get through the door if there is empty space in front of you. It's extremely annoying to have to weave around you.
  • Charlotte V.
    Charlotte VolpeJune 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can see the station lights from Gallery Place when you look into the tunnels from the Red Line platforms.
  • Anand P.
    Anand PatelMay 13, 2013
    Make sure you time the doors just right if you have kids in strollers. The doors show no mercy and will slam on you!
  • Hunter S.
    Hunter SmithMay 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If the trains are crowded and you need to step off to let people out do so and stand next to the door so you csnnget back on. For those standing on the platform, leave room so they can do so.
  • Harjit
    HarjitApril 24, 2013
    One of the major hubs for Metro transfers between different subway lines.
  • Lisa Ann N.
    Lisa Ann NixonJanuary 24, 2013
    Anyone else notice the trains stopping sounds like whale calls?
  • Terence R.
    Terence RoseNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are carrying a large bag (backpack. etc.), remove it so you don't hit people inadvertently.
  • Terry D.
    Terry DobbinsAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Block an impatient running person from getting on their train
  • Phil S.
    Phil StephensonAugust 16, 2012
    Mind the gap.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The Metrorail and Metrobus are clean, efficient and dependable. Benefit from discounts and avoid the recent paper farecard surcharge with a refillable SmarTrip Card -- Green Guide Editor
  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Seriously? Don't let your kids sit on the escalator stairs on the way down (or up). It's not cute, it's dangerous. And it puts them all up in my way as I hustle to catch the trains!
  • Juliana G.
    Juliana GuerraJuly 3, 2012
    All stations are the same. Best station to get downtown
  • Jeff Q.
    Jeff QuintonJune 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    On escalators, stand on the right and walk on the left.
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DeCesarisJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    WALK LEFT, STAND RIGHT. Don't block the whole escalator with your suitcases and make others miss their trains!!!
  • The Transit Navigator
    Orange/Blue: On VA-bound trains, use the front for Grosvenor / Shady Grove Red trains and the rear for Glenmont / Silver Spring Red trains. Reverse for trains from VA. Doors open on the left.
  • The Transit Navigator
    Red: Use the middle doors for an easy transfer down to the Orange/Blue lines. Doors open on the right.
  • Abigail L.
    Abigail LougherMay 10, 2012
    We were warned this was very crowded. It didn't seem that crowded.
  • Erin S.
    Erin ShumakerMay 5, 2012
    Metroing at night - especially close too the weekends - can be brutal. Expect longer waits than normal.
  • Moca Love
    Moca LoveApril 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    please be courtious of others and abide by the metro stations unwritten rules stand right walk left!
  • Kristen W.
    Kristen WarmsApril 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stand to the right and walk to the left, people!
  • Bryant R.
    Bryant RichardsonMarch 18, 2012
    please bathe before riding...# thats all
  • Chris M.
    Chris MiltonMarch 9, 2012
    Don't lean on the train doors... They chop you in half.
  • Grace B.
    Grace BakerFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Dont lean against the pole with your whole body so that no one else can hold it except awkwardly above your head
  • Jeff Q.
    Jeff QuintonFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're going to a Caps game (or other Verizon event) during rush hour, its easier and faster to walk from here, don't bother transferring to the Green Line.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EmgeJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stand on the right, walk on the left.
  • eric k.
    eric king iiJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Trumpet guy is crazy concert hall good! TIP THAT MAN! He defiantly makes my day better
  • William K.
    William KellyJanuary 13, 2012
    While waiting for the train give people some space, I dont know you like that, roll up off me.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GluckmanJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If a person in front of you is standing on the left, etiquette calls for a drop-shoulder shove to push them forcefully out of your way.
  • Desi D.
    Desi DesJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Please remember to take all your belongings when leaving... Otherwise Metro employees will think your stuff is a bomb and stop service to check it!
  • Allison W.
    Allison WhitcombDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    To avoid waiting at this station just to go one stop, it's sometimes faster to just walk to Chinatown.
  • Sam M.
    Sam McClainDecember 20, 2011
    Delays delays delays
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CNovember 30, 2011
    Wait. Metro is slow at off hours.
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure to look at a metro map ahead of time this place is crowded
  • Mary M.
    Mary MeadowsOctober 31, 2011
    Trying to catch a train after the orange line is delayed is nearly impossible
  • Hugh B.
    Hugh Broadus 👀October 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Please add another 15 mins to the recommended 30 mins Metro informs you to add to your commute time to compensate for delay due to weekend track maintenance.
  • nichole b.
    nichole blueOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The orange line gets crowded after 7 am
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SuibSeptember 21, 2011
    Just walk up the escalater
  • Will S.
    Will SaundersSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Keep your junk off the seat beside you. Someone else may want to sit down.
  • Daya T.
    Daya TennilleAugust 25, 2011
    Please move to the center of the train upon entering the car or risk causing an accident unnecessarily. If ur getting off soon...don't forget to get off the train to let others off. Be considerate!
  • Daya T.
    Daya TennilleAugust 11, 2011
    Always project your trip by planning the car stops. Mine is the last so I'm the first on the escalator at Takoma...an I never miss a bus or have to think about pushing someone down te escalator either
  • Stray S.
    Stray StevensAugust 5, 2011
    Clean stations here in DC
  • Craig P.
    Craig PJuly 30, 2011
    If you're trying to go to Fedex field, start 3 hours early and you might make the second half. Hardly any trains on weekends.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RubinJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The first door of the the third car aligns with the elevator bank at Forest Glen.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BlackwoodJune 25, 2011
    Watch out for tourist stopping at the top & bottom of the escalators!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HortonMay 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Please do not over crowd my train...please wait for the next over crowded one
  • Wendy R.
    Wendy RyanApril 22, 2011
    Going to takoma? Wait for an 8-car train and walk all the way to the left of the glenmont platform. Guaranteed seat even during rush hour
  • Ulisse
    UlisseApril 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Please stand to right on escalators so people can pass. Also, hurry off trains. The doors automatically close after a period and you cannot block the doors open!
  • Amit M.
    Amit MistryApril 20, 2011
    The front and rear cars are usually less full. Don't stand in the middle of the platform and clog everything up unnecessarily.
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiApril 14, 2011
    Red blue and yellow lines here
  • Corinne C.
    Corinne CuttinoApril 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    When the escalators are down. Go through the Macy's!
  • Janine G.
    Janine Garcilazo-AlvaradoMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't block the doors, or the train conductor WILL kick us ALL off the train, thanks to dummies it took me 2 hours to leave Metro Center 3 weeks ago --- SMH
  • Evan D.
    Evan DembskeyMarch 18, 2011
    When you hear a large number of people running, just step aside. They will mow you down.
  • Evan G.
    Evan GassmanMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Walk fast during rush hour, even if you're not in a hurry. It's just polite and people appreciate it.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Your perfume and/or cologne doesn't smell as good as you think it does. Go easy on the stuff, please.
  • Drew H.
    Drew HulburtFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If it's outside normal rush hour traffic, you'll probably be waiting a while.
  • Donald W.
    Donald W.January 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    To arrive in front of the elevator at the Bethesda station, board the Shady Grove-bound train at Metro Center at the center or rear door of the front car. Very useful during rush hour.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreeneJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the HEART of the Metro Rail. Where you come to buy smart trips and flash passes and more
  • Bunyakiat R.
    Bunyakiat RaksaphaengJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dear Metro, you don't need to thank for my patient. I don't have it, I just can't do anything but stuck in the turnel. :P
  • Juma P.
    Juma PesaJanuary 4, 2011
    Stay clear of the doors.
  • Wesley R.
    Wesley RDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    it should b permitted that people that stand to the left excluding kids and elderly can be pushed out of the way
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SolomonNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If only the orange and blue lines went to Chinatown, then this transfer for a single stop could have been avoided
  • Linda G.
    Linda GriffinOctober 31, 2010
    Both the Blue and Orange line trains run on the same track. Check the front of the train to make sure you get on the right one
  • John M.
    John McCarthySeptember 26, 2010
    Learn about the elevator doors. They're not like elevator doors you MIGHT be familiar with!
  • KharmaIsis
    KharmaIsisSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Do not encourage the dude singing with the guitar. He makes me cranky in the mornings.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MajorAugust 24, 2010
    blinking lights mean train coming
  • Brian H.
    Brian HarrellAugust 19, 2010
    Lots of bums 'round here
  • Katya L.
    Katya LysaughtJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Move to the center of the train, seriously.
  • Katya L.
    Katya LysaughtJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't lean on the poles in the train. Hold on with one hand.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LanderMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    For quick access to the Blue & Orange lines board the Red line train in the car closest to the center
  • angela n.
    angela nMarch 5, 2010
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  • Sean M.
    Sean McGrathFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Let people get off the train before attempting to board. You are not more important than they.
  • Leeloo E.
    Leeloo EktbakdesabatFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't block the doors.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BankJanuary 4, 2010
    Stand on the right. Walk on the left.
  • Ian V.
    Ian ValentineAugust 4, 2012
    Ne traversez jamais les voies!
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