Washington Metro

rapid transit system of the Washington, DC Metropolitian Area

The Washington Metro is a rapid transit system that serves the Washington, D.C. area in the United States. It has the second busiest rapid transit system in the United States.[1] The New York City Subway is the busiest.

Cleveland Park Metro station
(Red Line)


There are six lines in this system:


The first part of the metro system opened on March 27, 1976.[2] The rail system was completed on January 13, 2001.[3]


  1. Christie Dawson (4 December 2008). "Heavy Rail Transit Ridership Report, Third Quarter 2008" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. Douglas Feaver (25 October 1999). "Politics Couldn't Derail Metro, D.C.'s Engine of Change". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. "Washington, D.C. Metro System Fast Facts". Cable News Network (CNN). 27 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
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