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MetroRail Station

Metro Center Metro Station

Metro Station · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
607 13th St NW (at 12th St), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Open until 12:06 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:13 AM–12:06 AM
  • Fri
    • 5:13 AM–3:06 AM
  • Sat
    • 7:13 AM–3:06 AM
  • Sun
    • 7:13 AM–12:06 AM
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  • What you need to know
    "Please stand to right on escalators so people can pass."(8 Tips)
    "major hubs for Metro transfers"(4 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)
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  • Amanda F.

    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.

    Amanda Fagan · September 27
  • Jason M.

    Connects to all the metro lines and near a lot of historical sites.

    Jason Monstrola · April 1
  • Derek J.

    Red up blue/orange/silver down.

    Derek Jones · September 14, 2014
  • Maria J.

    At 9 pm the crowd is mixed. The trains seem to run between 6-12 mins apart.

    Maria James · October 11, 2013
  • Linz J.

    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.

    Linz Jax · June 13, 2013
  • Charlotte V.

    You can see the station lights from Gallery Place when you look into the tunnels from the Red Line platforms.

    Charlotte Volpe · June 9, 2013
  • Anand P.

    Make sure you time the doors just right if you have kids in strollers. The doors show no mercy and will slam on you!

    Anand Patel · May 13, 2013
  • Hunter S.

    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.

    Hunter Smith · May 1, 2013
  • Harjit

    One of the major hubs for Metro transfers between different subway lines.

    Harjit · April 24, 2013
  • Lisa Ann N.

    Anyone else notice the trains stopping sounds like whale calls?

    Lisa Ann Nixon · January 24, 2013
  • Terence R.

    If you are carrying a large bag (backpack. etc.), remove it so you don't hit people inadvertently.

    Terence Rose · November 20, 2012
  • Terry D.

    Block an impatient running person from getting on their train

    Terry Dobbins · August 19, 2012
  • Phil S.

    Mind the gap.

    Phil Stephenson · August 16, 2012
  • 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

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 13, 2012
  • Corrie D.

    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!

    Corrie Davidson · July 25, 2012
  • Juliana G.

    All stations are the same. Best station to get downtown

    Juliana Guerra · July 3, 2012
  • Jeff Q.

    On escalators, stand on the right and walk on the left.

    Jeff Quinton · June 20, 2012
  • Maggie D.

    WALK LEFT, STAND RIGHT. Don't block the whole escalator with your suitcases and make others miss their trains!!!

    Maggie DeCesaris · June 4, 2012
  • 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 · May 17, 2012
  • The Transit Navigator

    Red: Use the middle doors for an easy transfer down to the Orange/Blue lines. Doors open on the right.

    The Transit Navigator · May 17, 2012
  • Abigail L.

    We were warned this was very crowded. It didn't seem that crowded.

    Abigail Lougher · May 10, 2012
  • Erin S.

    Metroing at night - especially close too the weekends - can be brutal. Expect longer waits than normal.

    Erin Shumaker · May 5, 2012
  • Moca Love

    please be courtious of others and abide by the metro stations unwritten rules stand right walk left!

    Moca Love · April 30, 2012
  • Kristen W.

    Stand to the right and walk to the left, people!

    Kristen Warms · April 11, 2012
  • Bryant R.

    please bathe before riding...# thats all

    Bryant Richardson · March 18, 2012
  • Chris M.

    Don't lean on the train doors... They chop you in half.

    Chris Milton · March 9, 2012
  • Grace B.

    Dont lean against the pole with your whole body so that no one else can hold it except awkwardly above your head

    Grace Baker · February 21, 2012
  • Jeff Q.

    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.

    Jeff Quinton · February 8, 2012
  • Ryan E.

    Stand on the right, walk on the left.

    Ryan Emge · January 27, 2012
  • eric k.

    Trumpet guy is crazy concert hall good! TIP THAT MAN! He defiantly makes my day better

    eric king ii · January 24, 2012
  • William K.

    While waiting for the train give people some space, I dont know you like that, roll up off me.

    William Kelly · January 13, 2012
  • Brian G.

    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.

    Brian Gluckman · January 7, 2012
  • Desi D.

    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!

    Desi Des · January 6, 2012
  • Allison W.

    To avoid waiting at this station just to go one stop, it's sometimes faster to just walk to Chinatown.

    Allison Whitcomb · December 28, 2011
  • Sam M.

    Delays delays delays

    Sam McClain · December 20, 2011
  • Jeremy C.

    Wait. Metro is slow at off hours.

    Jeremy C · November 30, 2011
  • Madison L.

    Make sure to look at a metro map ahead of time this place is crowded

    Madison Levin-Epstein · November 16, 2011
  • Mary M.

    Trying to catch a train after the orange line is delayed is nearly impossible

    Mary Meadows · October 31, 2011
  • Hugh B.

    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.

    Hugh Broadus 👀 · October 29, 2011
  • nichole b.

    The orange line gets crowded after 7 am

    nichole blue · October 17, 2011
  • Kyle S.

    Just walk up the escalater

    Kyle Suib · September 21, 2011
  • Will S.

    Keep your junk off the seat beside you. Someone else may want to sit down.

    Will Saunders · September 12, 2011
  • Daya T.

    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 Tennille · August 25, 2011
  • Daya T.

    Always project your trip by planning the car stops. Mine is the last so I'm the first on the escalator at I never miss a bus or have to think about pushing someone down te escalator either

    Daya Tennille · August 11, 2011
  • Stray S.

    Clean stations here in DC

    Stray Stevens · August 5, 2011
  • Craig P.

    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.

    Craig P · July 30, 2011
  • Dan R.

    The first door of the the third car aligns with the elevator bank at Forest Glen.

    Dan Rubin · July 19, 2011
  • Robert B.

    Watch out for tourist stopping at the top & bottom of the escalators!

    Robert Blackwood · June 25, 2011
  • Jeff H.

    Please do not over crowd my train...please wait for the next over crowded one

    Jeff Horton · May 6, 2011
  • Wendy R.

    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

    Wendy Ryan · April 22, 2011

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