McPherson Square station

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McPherson Square
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Orange.svg WMATA Silver.svg rapid transit station
Location 1400 I Street, Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • WMATA Blue.svg
  • WMATA Orange.svg
  • WMATA Silver.svg
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 3Y, 7Y, 16E, 16Y, 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 42, 52, 54, 59, 80, A9, D1, D4, D6, G8, G9, S2, S4, S9, X2
Bus transport DC Circulator
Bus transport Loudoun County Transit
Bus transport MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
Bus transport OmniRide Commuter
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 1 rack
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code C02
Opened July 1, 1977; 41 years ago (July 1, 1977)
Passengers (2017) 13,247 daily [1]Decrease 3%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line
McPherson Square pylon.jpg

McPherson Square is a side platformed Washington Metro station in Downtown Washington, D.C., United States. The station is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue, Silver, and Orange Lines, the station is located between McPherson Square and Franklin Square, with two entrances on I Street at Vermont Avenue and 14th Street NW. This is the main station to access the White House, and the Vermont Avenue exit is directly underneath the Department of Veterans Affairs building.

The station opened on July 1, 1977.[2] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[3] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[4] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound WMATA Blue.svg toward Franconia – Springfield (Farragut West)
WMATA Orange.svg toward Vienna (Farragut West)
WMATA Silver.svg toward Wiehle – Reston East (Farragut West)
Eastbound WMATA Blue.svgWMATA Silver.svg Blue and Silver Lines toward Largo Town Center (Metro Center)
WMATA Orange.svg toward New Carrollton (Metro Center)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
  3. ^ "Metro Facts 2017" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
  5. ^ Eisen, Jack; Feinstein, John (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1

External links[edit]

Media related to McPherson Square (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°54′4.8″N 77°1′59.8″W / 38.901333°N 77.033278°W / 38.901333; -77.033278